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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:59:59 +0100
From:	Oleg Nesterov <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Aaron Tomlin <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Roland McGrath <>,
	Sterling Alexander <>,
Subject: [PATCH 0/5] exit: reparent zombie fix + cleanups/optimizations


On 11/07, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> I tried to optimize the usage of tasklist_lock in exit_notify() paths
> but found the bug which should be fixed first: the EXIT_DEAD setting
> in reparent_leader() can break the task_ppid_nr_ns()-like code and
> ptrace_parent().
> I am still thinking about the "right" fix, but whatever we do we need
> to cleanup these users, probably before the fix.

Yes, we need to cleanup these users but lets fix the bug first. See the
changelog in 2/5.

Plus cleanups + initial (micro)optimizations, more to come.


 include/linux/ptrace.h |    2 +-
 kernel/exit.c          |   51 +++++++++++++++++++----------------------------
 kernel/ptrace.c        |   23 ++------------------
 kernel/sched/core.c    |    4 ++-
 4 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 52 deletions(-)

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