Re: [PATCH 1/3] [PATCH i386] during VM oom condition, kill allthreads in process group

From: Will Schmidt
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 17:12:50 EST

On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 12:32 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 14:19:18 -0500
> Will Schmidt <will_schmidt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > zap_other_threads() requires tasklist_lock.
> >

> In fact, it's probably the case that rcu_read_lock() is now sufficient
> locking coverage for zap_other_threads() (cc's people).
> It had better be, because do_group_exit() forgot to take tasklist_lock. It
> is perhaps relying upon spin_lock()'s hidden rcu_read_lock() properties
> without so much as a code comment, which would be somewhat nasty of it.

> You could perhaps just call do_group_exit() from within the fault
> handler,
> btw.

Yup, so looks like I can actually replace the existing do_exit() call
with do_group_exit(). I'll sit on this for a bit to give other folks a
chance to comment on which lock call is sufficient, read_lock() or
rcu_read_lock(), etc; and do_group_exit()'s issue with taking



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