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Chapter 14. Signal Tapset

probe::signal.send — Signal being sent to a process
probe::signal.send.return — Signal being sent to a process completed
probe::signal.checkperm — Check being performed on a sent signal
probe::signal.checkperm.return — Check performed on a sent signal completed
probe::signal.wakeup — Sleeping process being wakened for signal
probe::signal.check_ignored — Checking to see signal is ignored
probe::signal.check_ignored.return — Check to see signal is ignored completed
probe::signal.force_segv — Forcing send of SIGSEGV
probe::signal.force_segv.return — Forcing send of SIGSEGV complete
probe::signal.syskill — Sending kill signal to a process
probe::signal.syskill.return — Sending kill signal completed
probe::signal.sys_tkill — Sending a kill signal to a thread
probe::signal.systkill.return — Sending kill signal to a thread completed
probe::signal.sys_tgkill — Sending kill signal to a thread group
probe::signal.sys_tgkill.return — Sending kill signal to a thread group completed
probe::signal.send_sig_queue — Queuing a signal to a process
probe::signal.send_sig_queue.return — Queuing a signal to a process completed
probe::signal.pending — Examining pending signal
probe::signal.pending.return — Examination of pending signal completed
probe::signal.handle — Signal handler being invoked
probe::signal.handle.return — Signal handler invocation completed
probe::signal.do_action — Examining or changing a signal action
probe::signal.do_action.return — Examining or changing a signal action completed
probe::signal.procmask — Examining or changing blocked signals
probe::signal.procmask.return — Examining or changing blocked signals completed
probe::signal.flush — Flushing all pending signals for a task
This family of probe points is used to probe signal activities. It contains the following probe points:

Name

probe::signal.send — Signal being sent to a process

Synopsis

signal.send

Values

send2queue
Indicates whether the signal is sent to an existing sigqueue
name
The name of the function used to send out the signal
task
A task handle to the signal recipient
sinfo
The address of siginfo struct
si_code
Indicates the signal type
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The number of the signal
shared
Indicates whether the signal is shared by the thread group
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the signal
pid_name
The name of the signal recipient

Context

The signal's sender.

Name

probe::signal.send.return — Signal being sent to a process completed

Synopsis

signal.send.return

Values

retstr
The return value to either __group_send_sig_info, specific_send_sig_info, or send_sigqueue
send2queue
Indicates whether the sent signal was sent to an existing sigqueue
name
The name of the function used to send out the signal
shared
Indicates whether the sent signal is shared by the thread group.

Context

The signal's sender. (correct?)

Description

Possible __group_send_sig_info and specific_send_sig_info return values are as follows;
0 -- The signal is sucessfully sent to a process,

which means that

(1) the signal was ignored by the receiving process, (2) this is a non-RT signal and the system already has one queued, and (3) the signal was successfully added to the sigqueue of the receiving process.
-EAGAIN -- The sigqueue of the receiving process is overflowing, the signal was RT, and the signal was sent by a user using something other than kill.
Possible send_group_sigqueue and send_sigqueue return values are as follows;
0 -- The signal was either sucessfully added into the sigqueue of the receiving process, or a SI_TIMER entry is already queued (in which case, the overrun count will be simply incremented).
1 -- The signal was ignored by the receiving process.
-1 -- (send_sigqueue only) The task was marked exiting, allowing * posix_timer_event to redirect it to the group leader.

Name

probe::signal.checkperm — Check being performed on a sent signal

Synopsis

signal.checkperm

Values

name
Name of the probe point
task
A task handle to the signal recipient
sinfo
The address of the siginfo structure
si_code
Indicates the signal type
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The number of the signal
pid_name
Name of the process receiving the signal
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the signal

Name

probe::signal.checkperm.return — Check performed on a sent signal completed

Synopsis

signal.checkperm.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.wakeup — Sleeping process being wakened for signal

Synopsis

signal.wakeup

Values

resume
Indicates whether to wake up a task in a STOPPED or TRACED state
state_mask
A string representation indicating the mask of task states to wake. Possible values are TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE, TASK_STOPPED, TASK_TRACED, and TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE.
pid_name
Name of the process to wake
sig_pid
The PID of the process to wake

Name

probe::signal.check_ignored — Checking to see signal is ignored

Synopsis

signal.check_ignored

Values

sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The number of the signal
pid_name
Name of the process receiving the signal
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the signal

Name

probe::signal.check_ignored.return — Check to see signal is ignored completed

Synopsis

signal.check_ignored.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.force_segv — Forcing send of SIGSEGV

Synopsis

signal.force_segv

Values

name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The number of the signal
pid_name
Name of the process receiving the signal
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the signal

Name

probe::signal.force_segv.return — Forcing send of SIGSEGV complete

Synopsis

signal.force_segv.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.syskill — Sending kill signal to a process

Synopsis

signal.syskill

Values

name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The specific signal sent to the process
pid_name
The name of the signal recipient
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the signal

Name

probe::signal.syskill.return — Sending kill signal completed

Synopsis

signal.syskill.return

Values

None

Name

probe::signal.sys_tkill — Sending a kill signal to a thread

Synopsis

signal.sys_tkill

Values

name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The specific signal sent to the process
pid_name
The name of the signal recipient
sig_pid
The PID of the process receiving the kill signal

Description

The tkill call is analogous to kill(2), except that it also allows a process within a specific thread group to be targeted. Such processes are targeted through their unique thread IDs (TID).

Name

probe::signal.systkill.return — Sending kill signal to a thread completed

Synopsis

signal.systkill.return

Values

retstr
The return value to either __group_send_sig_info,
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.sys_tgkill — Sending kill signal to a thread group

Synopsis

signal.sys_tgkill

Values

name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The specific kill signal sent to the process
tgid
The thread group ID of the thread receiving the kill signal
pid_name
The name of the signal recipient
sig_pid
The PID of the thread receiving the kill signal

Description

The tgkill call is similar to tkill, except that it also allows the caller to specify the thread group ID of the thread to be signalled. This protects against TID reuse.

Name

probe::signal.sys_tgkill.return — Sending kill signal to a thread group completed

Synopsis

signal.sys_tgkill.return

Values

retstr
The return value to either __group_send_sig_info,
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.send_sig_queue — Queuing a signal to a process

Synopsis

signal.send_sig_queue

Values

sigqueue_addr
The address of the signal queue
name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
sig
The queued signal
pid_name
Name of the process to which the signal is queued
sig_pid
The PID of the process to which the signal is queued

Name

probe::signal.send_sig_queue.return — Queuing a signal to a process completed

Synopsis

signal.send_sig_queue.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.pending — Examining pending signal

Synopsis

signal.pending

Values

name
Name of the probe point
sigset_size
The size of the user-space signal set
sigset_add
The address of the user-space signal set (sigset_t)

Description

This probe is used to examine a set of signals pending for delivery to a specific thread. This normally occurs when the do_sigpending kernel function is executed.

Name

probe::signal.pending.return — Examination of pending signal completed

Synopsis

signal.pending.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.handle — Signal handler being invoked

Synopsis

signal.handle

Values

regs
The address of the kernel-mode stack area
sig_code
The si_code value of the siginfo signal
name
Name of the probe point
sig_mode
Indicates whether the signal was a user-mode or kernel-mode signal
sinfo
The address of the siginfo table
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
oldset_addr
The address of the bitmask array of blocked signals
sig
The signal number that invoked the signal handler
ka_addr
The address of the k_sigaction table associated with the signal

Name

probe::signal.handle.return — Signal handler invocation completed

Synopsis

signal.handle.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.do_action — Examining or changing a signal action

Synopsis

signal.do_action

Values

sa_mask
The new mask of the signal
name
Name of the probe point
sig_name
A string representation of the signal
oldsigact_addr
The address of the old sigaction struct associated with the signal
sig
The signal to be examined/changed
sa_handler
The new handler of the signal
sigact_addr
The address of the new sigaction struct associated with the signal

Name

probe::signal.do_action.return — Examining or changing a signal action completed

Synopsis

signal.do_action.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.procmask — Examining or changing blocked signals

Synopsis

signal.procmask

Values

how
Indicates how to change the blocked signals; possible values are SIG_BLOCK=0 (for blocking signals), SIG_UNBLOCK=1 (for unblocking signals), and SIG_SETMASK=2 for setting the signal mask.
name
Name of the probe point
oldsigset_addr
The old address of the signal set (sigset_t)
sigset
The actual value to be set for sigset_t (correct?)
sigset_addr
The address of the signal set (sigset_t) to be implemented

Name

probe::signal.procmask.return — Examining or changing blocked signals completed

Synopsis

signal.procmask.return

Values

retstr
Return value as a string
name
Name of the probe point

Name

probe::signal.flush — Flushing all pending signals for a task

Synopsis

signal.flush

Values

name
Name of the probe point
task
The task handler of the process performing the flush
pid_name
The name of the process associated with the task performing the flush
sig_pid
The PID of the process associated with the task performing the flush

 
 
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