Commit c394cc9f authored by Oleg Nesterov's avatar Oleg Nesterov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] introduce TASK_DEAD state

I am not sure about this patch, I am asking Ingo to take a decision.

task_struct->state == EXIT_DEAD is a very special case, to avoid a confusion
it makes sense to introduce a new state, TASK_DEAD, while EXIT_DEAD should
live only in ->exit_state as documented in sched.h.

Note that this state is not visible to user-space, get_task_state() masks off
unsuitable states.
Signed-off-by: default avatarOleg Nesterov <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 55a101f8
......@@ -148,6 +148,7 @@ extern unsigned long weighted_cpuload(const int cpu);
#define EXIT_DEAD 32
/* in tsk->state again */
#define TASK_DEAD 128
#define __set_task_state(tsk, state_value) \
do { (tsk)->state = (state_value); } while (0)
......@@ -955,7 +955,7 @@ fastcall NORET_TYPE void do_exit(long code)
/* causes final put_task_struct in finish_task_switch(). */
tsk->state = EXIT_DEAD;
tsk->state = TASK_DEAD;
......@@ -1761,10 +1761,10 @@ static inline void finish_task_switch(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *prev)
* A task struct has one reference for the use as "current".
* If a task dies, then it sets EXIT_DEAD in tsk->state and calls
* If a task dies, then it sets TASK_DEAD in tsk->state and calls
* schedule one last time. The schedule call will never return, and
* the scheduled task must drop that reference.
* The test for EXIT_DEAD must occur while the runqueue locks are
* The test for TASK_DEAD must occur while the runqueue locks are
* still held, otherwise prev could be scheduled on another cpu, die
* there before we look at prev->state, and then the reference would
* be dropped twice.
......@@ -1775,7 +1775,7 @@ static inline void finish_task_switch(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *prev)
finish_lock_switch(rq, prev);
if (mm)
if (unlikely(prev_state == EXIT_DEAD)) {
if (unlikely(prev_state == TASK_DEAD)) {
* Remove function-return probe instances associated with this
* task and put them back on the free list.
......@@ -5153,7 +5153,7 @@ static void migrate_dead(unsigned int dead_cpu, struct task_struct *p)
BUG_ON(p->exit_state != EXIT_ZOMBIE && p->exit_state != EXIT_DEAD);
/* Cannot have done final schedule yet: would have vanished. */
BUG_ON(p->state == EXIT_DEAD);
BUG_ON(p->state == TASK_DEAD);
......@@ -227,7 +227,7 @@ static struct task_struct *select_bad_process(unsigned long *ppoints)
p->flags & PF_EXITING;
if (releasing) {
/* TASK_DEAD tasks have already released their mm */
if (p->state == EXIT_DEAD)
if (p->state == TASK_DEAD)
if (p->flags & PF_EXITING && p == current) {
chosen = p;
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