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SubjectRe: 2.4.14 + Bug in swap_out.
Rik van Riel <> writes:

> On 20 Nov 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > "David S. Miller" <> writes:
> >
> > > I do not agree with your analysis.
> >
> > Neither do I now but not for your reasons :)
> >
> > I looked again we are o.k. but just barely. mmput explicitly checks
> > to see if it is freeing the swap_mm, and fixes if we are. It is a
> > nasty interplay with the swap_mm global, but the code is correct.
> To be honest I don't see the reason for this subtle
> playing with swap_mm in mmput(), since the refcounting
> should mean we're safe.

We only hold a ref count for the duration of swap_out_mm.
Not for the duration of the value in swap_mm.

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