[2.6.34 PATCH] kernel: fix exit message for dead process

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Thu May 20 2010 - 14:17:54 EST

If a process is exiting with a non-zero preempt_count, it's in fact almost
certainly going to fail to do so because it is exiting due to a BUG or OOPS
while it held a lock, at which point it will never actually exit. So change
the message to say it attempted to do so, rather than implying it succeeded.
Problem spotted when a process BUG'ed, the kernel reported the 'exited' status,
and then proceeded to BUG twice more dealing with the now-zombied process:

> [ 35.357018] note: keymap[2481] exited with preempt_count 1
> [ 35.360503] BUG: scheduling while atomic: keymap/2481/0x10000002

Yes, one line is 83 characters. It's still more readable than a split printk.

Signed-off-by: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks@xxxxxx>

--- linux-2.6.34-mmotm0519/kernel/exit.c.dist 2010-05-20 10:59:11.646870592 -0400
+++ linux-2.6.34-mmotm0519/kernel/exit.c 2010-05-20 14:05:16.068800223 -0400
@@ -936,7 +936,7 @@ NORET_TYPE void do_exit(long code)

if (unlikely(in_atomic()))
- printk(KERN_INFO "note: %s[%d] exited with preempt_count %d\n",
+ printk(KERN_INFO "note: %s[%d] tried to exit with preempt_count %d\n",
current->comm, task_pid_nr(current),

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