Re: [PATCH] pidspace: is_init()

From: Paul Mackerras
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 00:02:09 EST

Sukadev Bhattiprolu writes:

> There are a lot of places in the kernel where we test for init
> because we give it special properties. Most significantly init
> must not die. This results in code all over the kernel test
> ->pid == 1.
> Introduce is_init to capture this case.
> With multiple pid spaces for all of the cases affected we are
> looking for only the first process on the system, not some other
> process that has pid == 1.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@xxxxxxxxx>
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