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Re: [patch] Fix Linux attach to signalled/stopped processes
> As the shell already did WAITPID on the process and ate the SIGSTOP
> notification so there is no other notification left there for GDB.
> A process already stopped does not generate another SIGSTOP during
> PTRACE_ATTACH as signals never count.
To be pedantic about it: a SIGSTOP is generated, but causes no wakeup or
delivery for ptrace to see (because it's already stopped). You can see
the SIGSTOP pending in /proc/pid/status. Generating a SIGCONT clears
any pending stop signals, so normally it's as if it never existed. But,
I think if you were to do PTRACE_CONT,pid,0,0 you would make it wake up,
dequeue the new SIGSTOP and then report to you for wait/SIGCHLD. And
since PTRACE_CONT would give ESRCH if it weren't stopped yet, you might
be able to do PTRACE_ATTACH;PTRACE_CONT;wait reliably. But don't hold
me to it.