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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] exit: Make unlikely case in mm_update_next_owner() more scalable
On 01.06.2018 18:25, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Michal Hocko <> writes:
>> On Fri 01-06-18 09:32:42, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>> Michal Hocko <> writes:
>> [...]
>>>> Group leader exiting early without tearing down the whole thread
>>>> group should be quite rare as well. No question that somebody might do
>>>> that on purpose though...
>>> The group leader exiting early is a completely legitimate and reasonable
>>> thing to do, even if it is rare.
>> I am not saying it isn't legitimate. But the most common case is the
>> main thread waiting for its threads or calling exit which would tear the
>> whole group down. Is there any easy way to achieve this other than tkill
>> to group leader? Calling exit(3) from the leader performs group exit
>> IIRC.
> pthread_exit from the group leader.
>> I am not arguing this is non-issue. And it certainly is a problem once
>> somebody wants to be nasty... I was more interested how often this
>> really happens for sane workloads.
> That is a fair question. All I know for certain is that whatever Kirill
> Tkhai's workload was it was triggering this the slow path.

It was triggered on a server, where many VPS of many people are hosted.
Sorry, I have no an idea what they did.


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