Subject: Re: process remote exit
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/2006 15:30:28
In article <>,
Emmanuel Dreyfus  <> wrote:
>In order to properly emulate Linux's exit_group(), I need to remotely 
>exit a process from another process.
>I do this by posting a SIGKILL, but the problem is that if a process is
>awaiting on the killed process, it will see the SIGKILL in the exit code.
>This is not what happens on Linux.
>To avoid the SIGKILL notification, I added a p_flag for when the process
>is being remotely killed. This is not very satisfying, as it introduce some
>code compat code in native kernel code. OTOH, it could be used for a native
>feature too. 
>Here is the patch:

I would just call the flag P_EXIT, remote means to me from a different
machine, and it looks ok.