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[PATCH]fix for thread signal delivery

A signal delivery to a thread is not working
properly in the kernel when a signal 
handler is specified. Here is the case:
A process blocks all signals and registers
a handler for a signal. 
A newly created thread unblocks that signal.
When that signal is sent to a process, the 
sighandler is not getting called.
(if this signal is sent twice, it works)
I've attached a small test program to reproduce 
it using NPTL. 
The following patch fixes this problem in kernel.
Please apply.

Saurabh Desai
diff -Naur linux-2.5.59.orig/kernel/signal.c linux-2.5.59/kernel/signal.c
--- linux-2.5.59.orig/kernel/signal.c	2003-01-30 16:54:44.000000000 -0600
+++ linux-2.5.59/kernel/signal.c	2003-01-30 16:55:22.000000000 -0600
@@ -854,11 +854,13 @@
 	tmp = p->sig->curr_target;
-	if (!tmp || tmp->tgid != p->tgid)
+	if (!tmp || tmp->tgid != p->tgid) {
 		/* restart balancing at this thread */
 		p->sig->curr_target = p;
+		tmp = p;
+	}
-	else for (;;) {
+	for (;;) {
 		if (thread_group_empty(p))
 		if (!tmp || tmp->tgid != p->tgid)
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <pthread.h>
#include <signal.h>

void sigcatcher(int sig)
    fprintf(stderr, "The sigcatcher caught signal %d\n", sig);

void *sig_thread(void *p)
    sigset_t sigs_to_catch;

    /* Unblock SIGINT */
    sigaddset(&sigs_to_catch, SIGINT);
    pthread_sigmask(SIG_UNBLOCK, &sigs_to_catch, NULL);

    fprintf(stderr, "sent a SIGINT (ctrl-C) to this process(%d)\n", getpid());

    return (NULL);

extern int main(void)
    pthread_t thread;
    sigset_t sigs_to_block;
    struct sigaction action;

    /* Block all signals */
    pthread_sigmask(SIG_BLOCK, &sigs_to_block, NULL);
    /* Set a signal handler */
    action.sa_handler = sigcatcher;
    action.sa_flags = 0;
    sigaction(SIGINT, &action, NULL);

    pthread_create(&thread, NULL, sig_thread, NULL);

    /* wait until thread is finished */
    pthread_join(thread, NULL);

    return 0;

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