lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:56:38 +0200
From:	Tejun Heo <>
To:	Oleg Nesterov <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 8/8] redefine thread_group_leader() as exit_signal >= 0


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:10:26PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Change de_thread() to set old_leader->exit_signal = -1. This is
> good for the consistency, it is no longer the leader and all
> sub-threads have exit_signal = -1 set by copy_process(CLONE_THREAD).
> And this allows us to micro-optimize thread_group_leader(), it can
> simply check exit_signal >= 0. This also makes sense because we
> should move ->group_leader from task_struct to signal_struct.
> Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <>

Patches 5-8 look correct to me but I frankly don't know the area
enough to assert acked-by's.  Please feel free to add reviewed-by's


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists