Subject: Re: Signal catching changes broke Matlab
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/27/2004 17:56:59
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 08:30:31PM +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> Christos Zoulas wrote:
> > It is not the masking of SIGSEGV... It is a more subtle thing,
> > because linux behaves the same way. Anyway the change should
> > not be backed out because it will make SEGV processes spin again,
> > but we should investigate why side-effect it is causing.
> The spinning is not a severe problem - such app can easily be killed
> manually. Since the change broke some real-world apps and we want

The spinning may break real-world apps.  I can think of a certain
commercial LISP interpreter that catches SEGV... will reverting this
change break PVS et. al again to fix Matlab?  Six of one, half a dozen
of the other!

 Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
   But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
 objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp!  You towel!  You
 plate!" and so on.              --Sigmund Freud