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Date:   Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:45:02 -0700
From:   Sultan Alsawaf <sultan@...neltoast.com>
To:     Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc:     Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        Tim Murray <timmurray@...gle.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@...gle.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Arve Hjønnevåg <arve@...roid.com>,
        Todd Kjos <tkjos@...roid.com>,
        Martijn Coenen <maco@...roid.com>,
        Christian Brauner <christian@...uner.io>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open list:ANDROID DRIVERS" <devel@...verdev.osuosl.org>,
        linux-mm <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        kernel-team <kernel-team@...roid.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] simple_lmk: Introduce Simple Low Memory Killer for Android

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 11:16:41PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> How would you implement such a method in userspace? kill() doesn't take
> any parameters but the pid of the process you want to send a signal to,
> and the signal to send. This would require a new system call, and be
> quite a bit of work. If you can solve this with an ebpf program, I
> strongly suggest you do that instead.

This can be done by introducing a new signal number that provides SIGKILL
functionality while blocking (maybe SIGKILLBLOCK?).

Thanks,
Sultan

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