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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Zombies with 2.4.15pre5 (exit.c)
On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Dave McCracken wrote:

> > Running 2.4.15pre5 (UP) on i386, running UML 2.4.14-2.
> > UML processes create threads on the host system that don't
> > die. Threads are stuck at do_exit( ), so I backed out the
> > patch to kernel/exit.c @ 539 (in 2.4.15pre5 patch):
> >
> > p->state = TASK_DEAD;
> >
> > and things work fine. I do not see zombies with anything
> > other than UML processes/native threads.
>
> The intent of the original patch was to make the task unfindable to other
> waiters, which fixed a race condition in sys_wait4(). My assumption was
> that the task was about to be cleaned up in release_task(). What I missed
> was that there are a couple of code paths that don't release the task, but
> assume it'll be cleaned up later.
>
> The patch below should fix the problem.

It doesn't for me.
I'll try OGAWA Hirofumi's patch -posted to the list- and let you know.

Pau



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