A single fix for the recently introduced regression in posix CPU timers
which failed to stop the timer when requested. That caused unexpected
signals to be sent to the process/thread causing malfunction.
posix-cpu-timers: Prevent spuriously armed 0-value itimer

Resetting/stopping an itimer eventually leads to it being reprogrammed
with an actual "0" value. As a result the itimer expires on the next
tick, triggering an unexpected signal.

To fix this, make sure that
struct signal_struct::it[CPUCLOCK_PROF/VIRT]::expires is set to 0 when
setitimer() passes a 0 it_value, indicating that the timer must stop.

Fixes: 406dd42bd1ba ("posix-cpu-timers: Force next expiration recalc after itimer reset")
Reported-by: Victor Stinner <vstinner@redhat.com>
Reported-by: Chris Hixon <linux-kernel-bugs@hixontech.com>
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210913145332.232023-1-frederic@kernel.org
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