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Date:	Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:54:17 +0100
From:	Mel Gorman <>
To:	Oleg Nesterov <>
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Rik van Riel <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/numa: kill the wrong/dead TASK_DEAD check in

On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 09:47:43PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> current->state == TASK_DEAD means that the task is doing its last
> schedule(), page fault is obviously impossible at this stage.
> Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <>

I was going to complain that the check would protect against a spurious
allocation during fault but a task in this state should not be faulting
any more.

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <>


Mel Gorman
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