signal: don't silently convert SI_USER signals to non-current pidfd

The current sys_pidfd_send_signal() silently turns signals with explicit
SI_USER context that are sent to non-current tasks into signals with
kernel-generated siginfo.
This is unlike do_rt_sigqueueinfo(), which returns -EPERM in this case.
If a user actually wants to send a signal with kernel-provided siginfo,
they can do that with pidfd_send_signal(pidfd, sig, NULL, 0); so allowing
this case is unnecessary.

Instead of silently replacing the siginfo, just bail out with an error;
this is consistent with other interfaces and avoids special-casing behavior
based on security checks.

Fixes: 3eb39f47934f ("signal: add pidfd_send_signal() syscall")
Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <>
Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <>
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