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authorOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>2015-11-06 16:32:19 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-11-06 17:50:42 -0800
commit2e01fabe67ccaff1d59bda01e60a61f5fb0aa7b6 (patch)
tree4db02540f4e0f4f3981965b86ee43cbd88ae517e /include/drm
parent4f05028f8d1af782cfd03d09e0a052e9745dc5ad (diff)
signals: kill block_all_signals() and unblock_all_signals()
It is hardly possible to enumerate all problems with block_all_signals() and unblock_all_signals(). Just for example, 1. block_all_signals(SIGSTOP/etc) simply can't help if the caller is multithreaded. Another thread can dequeue the signal and force the group stop. 2. Even is the caller is single-threaded, it will "stop" anyway. It will not sleep, but it will spin in kernel space until SIGCONT or SIGKILL. And a lot more. In short, this interface doesn't work at all, at least the last 10+ years. Daniel said: Yeah the only times I played around with the DRM_LOCK stuff was when old drivers accidentally deadlocked - my impression is that the entire DRM_LOCK thing was never really tested properly ;-) Hence I'm all for purging where this leaks out of the drm subsystem. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Acked-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch> Acked-by: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com> Cc: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/drm')
-rw-r--r--include/drm/drmP.h1
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/drm/drmP.h b/include/drm/drmP.h
index 8b5ce7c5d9bb..f56cdcecc1c9 100644
--- a/include/drm/drmP.h
+++ b/include/drm/drmP.h
@@ -822,7 +822,6 @@ struct drm_device {
struct drm_sg_mem *sg; /**< Scatter gather memory */
unsigned int num_crtcs; /**< Number of CRTCs on this device */
- sigset_t sigmask;
struct {
int context;

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