MFC r352711-r352712: Address posix_spawn(3) signal issues
rfork(2): add RFSPAWN flag
When RFSPAWN is passed, rfork exhibits vfork(2) semantics but also resets
signal handlers in the child during creation to avoid a point of corruption
of parent state from the child.
This flag will be used by posix_spawn(3) to handle potential signal issues.
Reviewed by: jilles, kib
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D19058
posix_spawn(3): handle potential signal issues with vfork
Described in , signal handlers running in a vfork child have
opportunities to corrupt the parent's state. Address this by adding a new
rfork(2) flag, RFSPAWN, that has vfork(2) semantics but also resets signal
handlers in the child during creation.
x86 uses rfork_thread(3) instead of a direct rfork(2) because rfork with
RFMEM/RFSPAWN cannot work when the return address is stored on the stack --
further information about this problem is described under RFMEM in the
rfork(2) man page.
Addressing this has been identified as a prerequisite to using posix_spawn
in subprocess on FreeBSD .