Re: [patch] lockless, scalable get_pid(), for_each_process() elimination, 2.5.35-BK

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 13:32:50 EST

On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 07:49:39AM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> Basically, the nondeterministic behavior of these things is NMI oopsing
>> my machines and those of users (who often just cut the power instead of
>> running the NMI oopser). get_pid() is actually not the primary offender,
>> but is known to be problematic along with the rest of them.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 08:31:54PM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> Sorry - I cannot parse this. Who are "these things" and "them"?

Functions exhaustively searching or otherwise iterating over the whole
list of all tasks.

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