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Date:	Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:50:41 -0800
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Kyle McMartin <kyle@...artin.ca>
Cc:	Mike Galbraith <efault@....de>, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@...ppelsdorf.de>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC/RFT PATCH v3] sched: automated per tty task groups

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM, Kyle McMartin <kyle@...artin.ca> wrote:
>
> This is a bit of a problem, as it's called in_atomic context and kmalloc's
> under GFP_KERNEL (which can sleep.) This results in sleep-under-spinlock
> prints when CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP=y.

Blame me, I threw that out as a single point where this can be done.

In fact, holding the signal spinlock was seen as a bonus, since that
was used to serialize the access to the signal->autogroup access.
Which I think is required.

But yes, it does create problems for the allocation. It could be done
as just a GFP_ATOMIC, of course, and on allocation failure you'd just
punt and not do it. Not pretty, but functional.

                  Linus
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