Re: heavy handed exit() in latest BK

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 03:53:48 EST

On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Interesting. Especially as the last thing exit_notify() does (just a few
> lines above the schedule()) is to do
> tsk->state = TASK_ZOMBIE;
> and that schedule() _really_ really shouldn't return. Regardless of any
> signal handler changes.

the proper way to avoid such scenarios (besides removing tasks from all
waitqueues) is to remove the thread from all the PID-hashes prior setting
it to TASK_ZOMBIE. Since any signal-sending needs a task pointer, and the
task pointer can only be found by looking it up in the hash, the proper
way to exclude signal related wakeups (without introducing special
handling into the wakeup code), is to remove the thread from the hash.


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