Re: runit SIGPWR support

From: Guillermo <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:38:15 -0300

El mar., 25 feb. 2020 a las 6:08, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard escribió:
> Laurent Bercot:
> > Of course, but once the fd is closed, /dev/console should not have
> > any impact on the process, so would a kbrequest still reach it?
> Yes.

Also, I tested it :) I added an open2("/dev/tty0", O_RDONLY |
O_NOCTTY) + ioctl() + fd_close() sequence to s6-linux-init.c right
after the reboot(RB_DISABLE_CAD) call, specifying SIGQUIT as the
argument of the KDSIGACCEPT ioctl (to use a signal 'divertable' by
s6-'s s6-svscan), and the SIGQUIT handler does get called
indeed when I press Alt + Up Arrow.

The file descriptor specified in the ioctl() call, as far as I can
tell, is only used by the kernel to check permissions. The ioctl is
allowed if the FD corresponds to the process' control terminal, or if
the process has CAP_KILL or CAP_SYS_TTY_CONFIG capabilities. But the
kernel just seems to record the PID of the invoking process and the
requested signal number. (vt_ioctl() in drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c).

> First: This is a kernel virtual terminal thing not a console
> thing. Strictly speaking, it is doing it wrongly to access it through
> the console device, which is not necessarily a KVT.

Yeah, I overlooked this. I suppose it'll work on /dev/console as long
as it is a kernel virtual terminal, but it won't always be the case.
sysvinit and systemd use /dev/tty0 for the ioctl (and sysvinit falls
back to its standard input if that fails), so I used that for the
(second) test.

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