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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] staging: android/lowmemorykiller: Don't grab tasklist_lock
On 02/06, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> Grabbing tasklist_lock has its disadvantages, i.e. it blocks
> process creation and destruction. If there are lots of processes,
> blocking doesn't sound as a great idea.
> For LMK, it is sufficient to surround tasks list traverse with
> rcu_read_{,un}lock().
> From now on using force_sig() is not safe, as it can race with an
> already exiting task, so we use send_sig() now. As a downside, it
> won't kill PID namespace init processes, but that's not what we
> want anyway.

Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <>

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