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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] kthreads: simplify !kthreadd_task logic, kill kthreadd_task_init_done
On 09/01, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
> Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> writes:
>
> > On 09/01, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >>
> >> On 09/01, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> >
> >> > * Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > On 09/01, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > * Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > Yes, this should work. But I _think_ we can make the better fix...
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > I'll try to make the patch soon. Afaics we don't need
> >> > > > > kthreadd_task_init_done.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > ok.
> >> > >
> >> > > Just in case, the patch is ready. [...]
> >> >
> >> > yes - that's roughly the cleanup i referred to in the commit log.
> >> >
> >> > way too late for -rc8 though - the minimal fix i did _might_ be
> >> > eligible.
> >> >
> >> > agreed?
> >>
> >> Agreed. Then I will sent the patch on top of this change.
> >
> > OK, I am sending the patch on top of your fix. Not sure how to really
> > test it, but at least the kernel works when I apply the debugging patch
> > below on top.
>
> Stupid question. How is it that we wind up trying to start kernel threads
> before it is safe to do so?
>
> Races should be impossible because the scheduler isn't running until a few
> lines later.

Yes, I am confused too.

At first I thought I understand the race, now I don't. Please see the whole
thread: http://marc.info/?t=125180592500005
Oleg.



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