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SubjectRe: main thread pthread_exit/sys_exit bug!
On 02/04, Kaz Kylheku wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Roland McGrath <> wrote:
> > I haven't seen the clear explanation of what specific actual problems there
> > are here. But I'm quite sure this is not the right approach to address them.
> >
> > Kaz has said things that seemed to imply that the behavior is erratic or
> > the semantics are somehow ill-defined when the group leader has died with
> > other threads living on. In fact, this case is perfectly well-specified
> > and there is no mystery about it.
> I haven't observed anything that could be called erratic. The behavior that
> occurs, occurs reliably.

Yes we have the bug, and wait_task_stopped() should be fixed. But it is
buggy anyway, even if we delay the death of the main thread. But I also
think we shouldn't.

(and I am sorry, I still can't find the time to redo my old patch, will
try to do this asap).


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