Patchwork [bitbake-devel,Fwd:,[OE-core] bitbake-worker: Improve sigterm handler]

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Submitter Richard Purdie
Date Aug. 21, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
Message ID <1408654183.1669.121.camel@ted>
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Permalink /patch/78775/
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Richard Purdie - Aug. 21, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
When processes terminate, we really want all of the child processes to
terminate too. This was not happening for worker processes which spawned their
own multiprocessing pools, leading to build hangs. This change ensures any
sigterm gets passed to the whole process group. In local tests, this resolved
some hanging process workloads I could generate. It does rely on signals
being delivered in a timely fashion and there is a multiprocessing bug we have
to work around there.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>


diff --git a/bitbake/bin/bitbake-worker b/bitbake/bin/bitbake-worker
index 05e0cf6..d1ff5b3 100755
--- a/bitbake/bin/bitbake-worker
+++ b/bitbake/bin/bitbake-worker
@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@  def workerlog_write(msg):
+def sigterm_handler(signum, frame):
+    signal.signal(signal.SIGTERM, signal.SIG_DFL)
+    os.killpg(0, signal.SIGTERM)
+    sys.exit()
 def fork_off_task(cfg, data, workerdata, fn, task, taskname, appends, taskdepdata, quieterrors=False):
     # We need to setup the environment BEFORE the fork, since
     # a fork() or exec*() activates PSEUDO...
@@ -132,7 +137,7 @@  def fork_off_task(cfg, data, workerdata, fn, task, taskname, appends, taskdepdat
             global worker_pipe
-            signal.signal(signal.SIGTERM, signal.SIG_DFL)
+            signal.signal(signal.SIGTERM, sigterm_handler)
             # Save out the PID so that the event can include it the
             # events