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SubjectRe: doublefault debugging (was Re: Linux v2.5.62 --- spontaneous reboots)

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> hm, i think i can see the SMP race.
> the last put_task_struct() can also be done by procfs - and nothing
> keeps it from freeing the task in __put_task_struct(), while the task
> struct is after its final put_task_struct(), but before the switch_to().

this race is correctly solved by moving the wait_task_inactive() from
release_task() into the tsk != current branch of __free_task_struct().


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