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Subject[PATCH 05/26] exit: Remove the pointless clearing of SIGPENDING in __exit_signal
Handling of signals does not happen once do_exit is called as a
process never again exits from the kernel. So remove this ancient hold
over from something else.

Furthermore this is TIF_SIGPENDING on a zombie. Which will never
be scheduled on a cpu again.

Setting sigpending=0 was silly in 2.4 when exit_sighand did it and was
called from do_exit. When exit_sighand started being called from
release_task the code went from silly to completely pointless.

History tree:
Fixes: 6dfc88977e42 ("[PATCH] shared thread signals")
Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
kernel/exit.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/exit.c b/kernel/exit.c
index 8926cdd132f2..c3de7ace243c 100644
--- a/kernel/exit.c
+++ b/kernel/exit.c
@@ -164,7 +164,6 @@ static void __exit_signal(struct task_struct *tsk)

- clear_tsk_thread_flag(tsk, TIF_SIGPENDING);
if (group_dead) {
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