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SubjectRe: [PATCH] prctl: add PR_{GET,SET}_KILL_DESCENDANTS_ON_EXIT
Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> writes:

> On 11/27, Jürg Billeter wrote:
>>
>> @@ -704,6 +713,9 @@ static void exit_notify(struct task_struct *tsk, int group_dead)
>> struct task_struct *p, *n;
>> LIST_HEAD(dead);
>>
>> + if (group_dead && tsk->signal->kill_descendants_on_exit)
>> + walk_process_tree(tsk, kill_descendant_visitor, NULL);
>
> Well, this is not exactly right, at least this is suboptimal in that
> other sub-threads can too call walk_process_tree(kill_descendant_visitor)
> later for no reason.

Oleg I think I am missing something.

Reading kernel/exit.c I see "group_dead = atomic_dec_and_test(&tsk->signal->live)".
Which seems like enough to ensure exactly one task/thread calls walk_process_tree.

Can you explain what I am missing?

Eric

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