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    Subjecteither bug or unnecessary code in exit_mm()

    In the last few kernels (at least as far back as 2.6.10), exit_mm()
    looks like this:

    static void exit_mm(struct task_struct * tsk)
    struct mm_struct *mm = tsk->mm;

    mm_release(tsk, mm);
    if (!mm)

    while mm_release() looks like this:

    void mm_release(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm)
    if (tsk->clear_child_tid && atomic_read(&mm->mm_users) > 1) {

    If it's valid to call exit_mm() with tsk->mm being NULL, then it seems
    like we'll get problems when we dereference it unconditionally in

    If mm_release() is valid, then the check for !mm in exit_mm() is
    unnecessary but there should probably be a comment.

    Can someone tell me which one it is?


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