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SubjectRe: [patch] exit_free(), 2.5.31-A0

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Ingo Molnar wrote:
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> we dont really want any signal overhead, and we also dont want any extra
> context-switching to the 'master thread'. And there's no master thread
> anymore either.

That still doesn't make it any les crap: because any thread that exits
without calling the "magic exit-flag interface" will then silently be
lost, with no information left around anywhere.

The whole interface is bogus.

If you want to do this, you can do it at _clone_ time, by extending on the
notion of "when I die, tell the parent using signal X" and making that
notion be a more generic "when I die, do X", where "X" migh include
updating some parent tables instead of sending a signal.

But the magic "exit_write()" has to die.

Linus

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