Re: [PATCH] do_wait fix for 2.6.10-rc1

From: Sripathi Kodi
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 06:29:00 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Dinakar Guniguntala wrote:

How about if we set the flag only in the cases when the exit state is not

Why TASK_DEAD? We can't reap such a process anyway, no? But yes, I agree with the approach.



Yes, when we see a process in TASK_DEAD state, we can't reap it. We shouldn't set the flag in this scenario because we have not really found an eligible child (one in any state other than TASK_DEAD). So we need to go back to parsing the list of children as if we have not found an eligible child at all.

Please let us know if this argument is correct and if we have reached the final shape for this fix.

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