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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] futex_find_get_task: remove an obscure EXIT_ZOMBIE check
On 08/21, Bill Huey wrote:
>
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 09:06:04PM +0400, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > (Compile tested).
> >
> > futex_find_get_task:
> >
> > if (p->state == EXIT_ZOMBIE || p->exit_state == EXIT_ZOMBIE)
> > return NULL;
> >
> > I can't understand this. First, p->state can't be EXIT_ZOMBIE. The ->exit_state
> > check looks strange too. Sub-threads or tasks whose ->parent ignores SIGCHLD go
> > directly to EXIT_DEAD state (I am ignoring a ptrace case). Why EXIT_DEAD tasks
> > should be ok? Yes, EXIT_ZOMBIE is more important (a task may stay zombie for a
> > long time), but this doesn't mean we should explicitely ignore other EXIT_XXX
> > states.
>
> The p->state variable for EXIT_ZOMBIE is only live for some mystery architecture
> in arch/xtensa/kernel/ptrace.c

Thanks. This

case PTRACE_KILL:
ret = 0;
if (child->state == EXIT_ZOMBIE) /* already dead */
break;
is an obvious bug, I beleive. May I suggest you to make a patch?

Oleg.

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