Re: [BUG] TASK_DEAD task is able to be woken up in specialcondition

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Mon Dec 26 2011 - 12:17:44 EST

On 12/26, Yasunori Goto wrote:
> >
> > IIRC, this was already discussed a bit. Say, try_to_wake_up(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE)
> > can wakeup a TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE task if it temporary sets INTERRUPTIBLE but
> > doesn't call schedule() in this state.
> Oleg-san,
> Could you point the discussion?
> I don't understand yet how it occurred...

Suppose that the task T does



try_to_wake_up(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) in between can observe this task
in TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE state. Then it can set RUNNING/WAKING after T

For example, this is possibly if T simply does wait_event() twice when
the the 1st wait_event() doesn't sleep.

Basically this is the same race you described, but I think you found
the case when we can't tolerate the spurious wakeup.


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