[PATCH] os/osinit: Allow builders to --disable-segv-handler

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Fri Jan 18 11:54:29 PST 2013

On Fri, 2013-01-18 at 14:19 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> Modern operating systems come with systemwide "crash catching"
> facilities; for example, the Linux kernel can now pipe core
> dumps out to userspace, and programs like "systemd-coredump"
> and "abrt" record these.
> In this model, it's actively counterproductive for individual
> processes to catch SIGSEGV because:
> 1) Trying to unwind from inside the process after arbitrary
>    corruption is destined to fail.
> 2) It hides the fact that a crash happened at all - my OS test
>    framework wants to know if any process crashed, and I don't
>    want to guess by running regexps against /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>    or whatever.
> Signed-off-by: Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org>

Reviewed-by: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>

- ajax

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