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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/2] Fix PF_NOFREEZE and freezeable race

On Thursday, 19 April 2007 14:02, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
> This patch fixes the race pointed out by Oleg Nesterov.
> * Freezer marks a thread as freezeable.
> * The thread now marks itself PF_NOFREEZE causing it to
> freeze on calling try_to_freeze(). Thus the task is frozen, even though
> it doesn't want to.
> * Subsequent thaw_processes() will also fail to thaw the task since it is
> marked PF_NOFREEZE.
> Avoid this problem by checking the current task's PF_NOFREEZE status in the
> refrigerator before marking current as frozen.
> Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <>

Looks good, although I'm not sure if we don't need to call recalc_sigpending()
for tasks that turn out to be PF_NOFREEZE.

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