JDK-4381843 : Should use "signal-chaining" when replacing user signal handlers in JVM
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: hotspot
  • Sub-Component: runtime
  • Affected Version: 1.2.2,1.3.0,1.3.0_04,1.4.0
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS:
    generic,solaris_1,solaris_2.6,solaris_7 generic,solaris_1,solaris_2.6,solaris_7
  • CPU: generic,sparc
  • Submitted: 2000-10-23
  • Updated: 2012-10-13
  • Resolved: 2001-06-05
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EVALUATION y.s.ramakrishna@eng 2000-10-23: Sounds like a good idea. How does it work for Windows? (similar sigaction-like interface?)> y.s.ramakrishna@eng 2001-01-29: Mingyao Yang has a prototype that addresses this issue. It's currently being reviewed for integration at a future date. Making Mingyao the RE, since he's doing all the work. Signal-chaining will do two things: (1) saves preinstalled user signal handlers when installing our own signal handlers for some signals used by the vm (mostly some synchronous signals). (2) disallows the installation of user signal handlers for vm-used signals, instead, saves those user signals handlers. This is done by linking a .so file with user's main program, or preloading the .so file with LD_PRELOAD. The .so file interposes those os calls that install signal handlers: for Solaris/Linux, sigaction, signal, sigset For both (1) and (2), during signal handling by the vm, if the signal is not for the vm to handle, the saved user signal handler will be invoked. mingyao.yang@Eng 2001-06-12