Bug 1328490 - sadc can fwd SIGINT to init process and cause reboot
Summary: sadc can fwd SIGINT to init process and cause reboot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysstat
Version: 7.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Peter Schiffer
QA Contact: Branislav Náter
Milan Navratil
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-19 13:50 UTC by Filip Krska
Modified: 2020-08-13 08:27 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
The system is no longer rebooted unexpectedly due to SIGINT passed by "sadc" Due to a race condition, the "sadc" command sometimes passed the SIGINT signal to the init process. As a consequence, the system could be unexpectedly rebooted. This update adds a verification that the SIGINT signal is not sent to the init process. As a result, the system is no longer rebooted unexpectedly.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-11-04 03:48:04 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 2460271 0 None None None 2016-07-22 17:45:23 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2327 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE sysstat bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 13:43:59 UTC

Description Filip Krska 2016-04-19 13:50:01 UTC
Description of problem:

Due to race condition sadc can pass SIGINT to init process and cause unexpected reboot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. create script

# cat /tmp/sadc_loop.sh 
while true;do
  sar 10 2 -u -P ALL -r -n DEV

2. execute

# /tmp/sadc_loop.sh

3. press ^C often

Actual results:

ctrl-alt-del.target is invoked soon

Expected results:

No signal is passed to init process, no reboot can be invoked.

Additional info:

Upstream issue, patch candidate:



Comment 5 Branislav Náter 2016-08-29 13:31:06 UTC
Reproduced on sysstat-10.1.5-7.el7, system was rebooted after pressing ctrl+c.
Verified on sysstat-10.1.5-11.el7. No reboot was invoked by pressing ctrl+c several times.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 03:48:04 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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