Commit 90f939f1 authored by Ray Strode's avatar Ray Strode

dbus-spawn: set SIGPIPE to SIG_IGN before activating services

dbus's service activation code sets SIGPIPE to SIG_DFL as a
sort of poor man's prctl(... PR_SET_PDEATHSIG) to detect when
the parent goes away.

It neglects to reignore the infamous signal before performing
activation, however.

This means if, for instance, journald is restarted all
services activated after it will die with SIGPIPE when logging
messages unless they explicitly ignore SIGPIPE themselves.

This commit changes dbus's service activation code to correctly
ignore SIGPIPE to protect activated services from a gruesome,
premature death.
Reviewed-by: Lennart Poettering's avatarLennart Poettering <>
parent d728fdc6
......@@ -1256,7 +1256,11 @@ _dbus_spawn_async_with_babysitter (DBusBabysitter **sitter_p,
_dbus_assert_not_reached ("Got to code after write_err_and_exit()");
else if (grandchild_pid == 0)
/* Go back to ignoring SIGPIPE, since it's evil
signal (SIGPIPE, SIG_IGN);
do_exec (child_err_report_pipe[WRITE_END],
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