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Re: Bug: Synchronous signals broken on Cygwin 64

On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:57:59, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:

> Hello mailing list,
> I noticed that synchronous signals (e.g., SIGSEGV, SIGFPE) appear to be
> broken on 64-bit Cygwin systems. I could not find additional information
> on the mailing list. If this is not already a known problem, you'll find
> some analysis below.
> I use Cygwin DLL 2.10 with all packages up-to-date. My test system runs
> Windows 7.
> The expected behavior is that an installed signal handler runs exactly
> once for a signal and the OS terminates the program if the handler
> returns. This works on 32-bit Cygwin. From my observation, Cygwin 64
> differs in the follow ways:

.. uhm, unless SA_RESETHAND (sa_flags) has been specified, I expect the
handler to be invoked again and again ...

And that is what I observe on Linux ...

> 1) Generating a synchronous signal on the main thread, makes the signal
> handler enter an endless loop. The attached test 'syncsig.c' illustrates
> this.
> 2) Generating a synchronous signal on an additional POSIX thread ignores
> the installed signal handler entirely. The handler does not run and the
> program gets terminated immediately. The attached test 'syncsig_mt.c'
> illustrates this.

Yes, this behaviour is wrong ...


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