Commit d015baeb authored by Oleg Nesterov's avatar Oleg Nesterov Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] futex_find_get_task(): remove an obscure EXIT_ZOMBIE check


	if (p->state == EXIT_ZOMBIE || p->exit_state == EXIT_ZOMBIE)
		return NULL;

I can't understand this.  First, p->state can't be EXIT_ZOMBIE.  The
->exit_state check looks strange too.  Sub-threads or tasks whose ->parent
ignores SIGCHLD go directly to EXIT_DEAD state (I am ignoring a ptrace
case).  Why EXIT_DEAD tasks should be ok?  Yes, EXIT_ZOMBIE is more
important (a task may stay zombie for a long time), but this doesn't mean
we should explicitely ignore other EXIT_XXX states.
Signed-off-by: default avatarOleg Nesterov <>
Acked-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 533475d3
......@@ -397,7 +397,7 @@ static struct task_struct * futex_find_get_task(pid_t pid)
p = NULL;
goto out_unlock;
if (p->state == EXIT_ZOMBIE || p->exit_state == EXIT_ZOMBIE) {
if (p->exit_state != 0) {
p = NULL;
goto out_unlock;
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