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SubjectRe: task_struct.mm == NULL
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Frank Cornelis <Frank.Cornelis@rug.ac.be> writes:

> Hey,
>
> I found in some code checks for task_struct.mm being NULL.
> When can task_struct.mm of a process be NULL except right before the
> process-kill?

For kernel threads that run in lazy-mm mode. It allows a much cheaper context
switch into kernel threads.

-Andi
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