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Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 17:07:28 -0800
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On 01/03/2016 05:05 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Daniel Colascione wrote:
>> The quick and dirty fix for Fdo_auto_save is to run
>> Fdo_auto_save in a forked child, where it's less likely to hurt
>> something, and put a limit on the time we're prepared to spend waiting
>> for that child.
> fork isn't async-signal-unsafe in glibc,

Then glibc violates POSIX.  Some days, I can't stand how shoddy the
POSIX FOSS software world is.

vfork, however, should be safe enough if all we're going to do is exec.

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