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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/9] oom: oom_kill_process() doesn't select kthread child
    On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 08:32:08PM +0900, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
    > Now, select_bad_process() have PF_KTHREAD check, but oom_kill_process
    > doesn't. It mean oom_kill_process() may choose wrong task, especially,
    > when the child are using use_mm().
    Now oom_kill_process is called by three place.

    1. mem_cgroup_out_of_memory
    2. out_of_memory with sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task
    3. out_of_memory with non-sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task

    I think it's no problem in 1 and 3 since select_bad_process already checks
    PF_KTHREAD. The problem in in 2.
    So How about put the check before calling oom_kill_process in case of
    sysctl_oom_kill_allocating task?

    if (sysctl_oom_kill_allocating_task) {
    if (!current->flags & PF_KTHREAD)

    It can remove duplicated PF_KTHREAD check in select_bad_process and

    Kind regards,
    Minchan Kim

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