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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] [PATCH 09/11] Task watchers: Add support for per-task watchers
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>> +static inline int notify_per_task_watchers(unsigned int val,
>>>> + struct task_struct *task)
>>>> +{
>>>> + if (get_watch_event(val) != WATCH_TASK_INIT)
>>>> + return raw_notifier_call_chain(&task->notify, val, task);
>>>> + RAW_INIT_NOTIFIER_HEAD(&task->notify);
>>>> + if (task->real_parent)
>>>> + return raw_notifier_call_chain(&task->real_parent->notify,
>>>> + val, task);
>>>> +}
>>> It's possible for this task to exit without returning a result.
>> Assuming you meant s/task/function/:
>>
>> In the common case this will return a result because most tasks have a
>> real parent. The only exception should be the init task. However, the
>> init task does not "fork" from another task so this function will never
>> get called with WATCH_TASK_INIT and the init task.
>>
>> This means that if one wants to use per-task watchers to associate data
>> and a function call with *every* task, special care will need to be
>> taken to register with the init task.
>
> no......
>
> It's possible for this function to fall off the end without returning
> anything. The compiler should have spat a warning.

I checked and it does.

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Peter Williams pwil3058@bigpond.net.au

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