In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Christian Ehrhardt <email@example.com> wrote:
>1.) If I'm not mistaken switch_to changes current->flags without
>atomic operations and without any locks and sys_ptrace changes
>child->flags only protected by the big kernel lock.
ptrace only operates on processes that are stopped. So there are no
locking issues - we've synchronized on a much higher level than a
spinlock or semaphore.
That said, it does look like 2.2.x has a real bug, and maybe the ptrace
task stopping sycnhronization is broken..
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