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pfind, pfind_any: Correct zombie logic

Authored by jilles on Dec 28 2018, 12:35 AM.



SVN r340744 erroneously changed pfind() to return any process including
zombies and pfind_any() to return only non-zombie processes.

In particular, this caused kill() on a zombie process to fail with [ESRCH].
There is no direct test case for this but
/usr/tests/bin/sh/builtins/kill1.0 occasionally triggers it.

Conversely, returning zombies from pfind() seems likely to violate
invariants and cause panics, but I have not looked at this.

PR: 233646

Test Plan

On a buggy kernel

while sh /usr/tests/bin/sh/builtins/kill1.0; do :; done

fails within a few seconds with

kill: %1: No such process

With the fix, it runs for minutes without failing.

A more direct test case is:

#include	<sys/wait.h>

#include	<err.h>
#include	<signal.h>
#include	<stdio.h>
#include	<unistd.h>

main(int argc, char *argv[])
	pid_t child;

	switch (child = fork()) {
		case 0:
		case -1:
			err(1, "fork");
	if (waitid(P_PID, child, NULL, WEXITED | WNOWAIT) == -1)
		err(1, "waitid");
	if (kill(child, SIGTERM) == -1)
		err(1, "kill zombie");

	return 0;

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Event Timeline

jilles created this revision.Dec 28 2018, 12:35 AM
jilles edited the test plan for this revision. (Show Details)Dec 28 2018, 12:36 AM
mjg accepted this revision.Dec 28 2018, 12:40 AM

Oops, indeed. Thanks for the fix.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Dec 28 2018, 12:40 AM
ngie accepted this revision.Dec 28 2018, 12:44 AM
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kib accepted this revision.Dec 28 2018, 11:10 AM
This revision was automatically updated to reflect the committed changes.