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31365Re: runaway vim processes

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Mar 4, 2003
      Daniel Elstner wrote:

      > On Die, 2003-03-04 at 08:55, Daniel Elstner wrote:
      > > On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 21:05, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
      > >
      > > > The solution would not work though: Catching SIGSEGV on the alternate
      > > > stack works (assuming that longjmp() works with threading).
      > >
      > > I just confirmed that at least that part still works. Inserting a
      > > recursive call early in regmatch() successfully resulted in E363, and
      > > Vim did not crash.
      > Ooops, sorry, I take that back. /me just realized that there is an
      > explicit call to mch_stackcheck() in regmatch(). Is there any simple
      > way to test the functionality of the signal handler?

      That's what you get when double checking for errors...

      I think the simplest way is to undefine HAVE_GETRLIMIT in auto/config.h
      and compile again.

      Since we do HAVE_GETRLIMIT on linux, and threading may cause a hang, it
      might be better to rely on mch_stackcheck() and not use the alternate
      stack. Thus use your #ifdef around setting sa.sa_flags, also for

      /* Setup to use the alternate stack for the signal function. */
      sa.sa_handler = func_deadly;
      # if defined(__linux__) && defined(_REENTRANT)
      /* Linux with kernel 2.2 has a bug in thread handling in
      * combination with using the alternate stack: library functions
      * will use the ordinary stack anyway, causing a SEGV signal,
      * which recursively calls deathtrap and hangs. */
      sa.sa_flags = 0;
      # else
      sa.sa_flags = SA_ONSTACK;
      # endif
      sigaction(signal_info[i].sig, &sa, NULL);

      Does that look OK?

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