SIGPROF keeps a large task from ever completing a fork()

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  • A process with a large amount of allocated memory pages may enter an infinite loop, due to restarting the clone syscall, when receiving SIGPROF during fork.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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