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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] futex: check PF_KTHREAD rather than !p->mm to filter out kthreads
On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 03:05:36PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> attach_to_pi_owner() checks p->mm to prevent attaching to kthreads and
> this looks doubly wrong:
> 1. It should actually check PF_KTHREAD, kthread can do use_mm().
> 2. If this task is not kthread and it is actually the lock owner we can
> wrongly return -EPERM instead of -ESRCH or retry-if-EAGAIN.
> And note that this wrong EPERM is the likely case unless the exiting
> task is (auto)reaped quickly, we check ->mm before PF_EXITING.
> Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <>

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>

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