Re: [patch -mm] oom: fix constraint deadlock

From: David Rientjes
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 03:21:16 EST

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > Subject: [patch -mm] oom: fix constraint deadlock
> > Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 23:18:17 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> > Fixes a deadlock in the OOM killer for allocations that are not
> Thanks.
> Why is this described as "patch -mm"? It applies to mainline. If it's
> fixing a -mm patch, do you know which one?

Fair enough. It definitely is applicable to mainline and fixes a deadlock
which we've been struggling with for awhile because not only does it block
while holding callback_mutex, but also tasklist_lock.

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