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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>
Subject: [PATCH 2.6.21-rc4] kernel/exit: Fix a comment and code contradiction
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 08:21:32 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070317062132.GA11326@Ahmed> (raw)

Hi list,

Comment in release_task() claims that group leader's parent process 
is signalled only if it desires so, which is not true.

Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <>

To save your time, here's the contradictory code which don't appear in 
the patch (appears after its last line):

      leader = p->group_leader;
      if (leader != p && thread_group_empty(leader) && leader->exit_state == EXIT_ZOMBIE) {
		BUG_ON(leader->exit_signal == -1);
		do_notify_parent(leader, leader->exit_signal);

diff --git a/kernel/exit.c b/kernel/exit.c
index f132349..4a0a35f 100644
--- a/kernel/exit.c
+++ b/kernel/exit.c
@@ -152,7 +152,7 @@ repeat:
 	 * If we are the last non-leader member of the thread
 	 * group, and the leader is zombie, then notify the
-	 * group leader's parent process. (if it wants notification.)
+	 * group leader's parent process.
 	zap_leader = 0;
 	leader = p->group_leader;

Ahmed S. Darwish

             reply	other threads:[~2007-03-17  6:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-17  6:21 Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
2007-03-17  9:45 ` Johannes Weiner
2007-03-17 15:00   ` Ahmed S. Darwish

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