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stale state information indicating that a thread was possibly blocked
at a cancellation point could get left behind if longjmp was used to
exit a signal handler that interrupted a cancellation point.
to fix the issue, we throw away the state information entirely and
simply compare the saved instruction pointer to a range of code
addresses in the __syscall_cp_asm function. all the ugly PIC work
(which becomes minimal anyway with this approach) is defered to
cancellation time instead of happening at every syscall, which should
improve performance too.
this commit also fixes cancellation on arm, which was mildly broken
(race condition, not checking cancellation flag once inside the
cancellation point zone). apparently i forgot to implement that. the
new arm code is untested, but appears correct; i'll test and fix it
later if there are problems.
this seems to be necessary to make the linker accept the functions in
a shared library (perhaps to generate PLT entries?)
strictly speaking libc-internal asm should not need it. i might clean
that up later.
these are useless and have caused problems for users trying to build
with non-gnu tools like tcc's assembler.
x86_64 was just plain wrong in the cancel-flag-already-set path, and
the more subtle error was not clearing the saved stack pointer before
returning to c code. this could result in the signal handler
misidentifying c code as the pre-syscall part of the asm, and acting
on cancellation at the wrong time, and thus resource leak race
also, now __cancel (in the c code) is responsible for clearing the
saved sp in the already-cancelled branch. this means we have to use
call rather than jmp to ensure the stack pointer in the c will never
match what the asm saved.
signals were wrongly left masked, and cancellability state was not
switched to disabled, during the execution of cleanup handlers.
this patch improves the correctness, simplicity, and size of
cancellation-related code. modulo any small errors, it should now be
completely conformant, safe, and resource-leak free.
the notion of entering and exiting cancellation-point context has been
completely eliminated and replaced with alternative syscall assembly
code for cancellable syscalls. the assembly is responsible for setting
up execution context information (stack pointer and address of the
syscall instruction) which the cancellation signal handler can use to
determine whether the interrupted code was in a cancellable state.
these changes eliminate race conditions in the previous generation of
cancellation handling code (whereby a cancellation request received
just prior to the syscall would not be processed, leaving the syscall
to block, potentially indefinitely), and remedy an issue where
non-cancellable syscalls made from signal handlers became cancellable
if the signal handler interrupted a cancellation point.
x86_64 asm is untested and may need a second try to get it right.