Re: [PATCH] -mm check_rlimit oops on p->signal

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 19:11:21 EST

On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Hugh Dickins <hugh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > + if (likely(p->signal && p->exit_state < EXIT_ZOMBIE)) {
> Worried. This places an ordering interpretation on TASK_* and EXIT_* which
> AFAIK hadn't been there beforehand. If someone later comes along and adds

I understand your concern, but kernel/exit.c already contained several
tests for "exit_state >= EXIT_ZOMBIE", so I followed those precedents.


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