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authorOleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>2008-07-25 01:47:37 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-07-25 10:53:39 -0700
commit7b34e4283c685f5cc6ba6d30e939906eee0d4bcf (patch)
tree6822edd5c63db79e97b8c5379a18a058bc5405ff /fs
parent3d749b9e676b26584a47e75c235aa6f69d0697ae (diff)
introduce PF_KTHREAD flag
Introduce the new PF_KTHREAD flag to mark the kernel threads. It is set by INIT_TASK() and copied to the forked childs (we could set it in kthreadd() along with PF_NOFREEZE instead). daemonize() was changed as well. In that case testing of PF_KTHREAD is racy, but daemonize() is hopeless anyway. This flag is cleared in do_execve(), before search_binary_handler(). Probably not the best place, we can do this in exec_mmap() or in start_thread(), or clear it along with PF_FORKNOEXEC. But I think this doesn't matter in practice, and if do_execve() fails kthread should die soon. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index af249af4cca..cd2e8c9b124 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -1326,6 +1326,7 @@ int do_execve(char * filename,
if (retval < 0)
goto out;
+ current->flags &= ~PF_KTHREAD;
retval = search_binary_handler(bprm,regs);
if (retval >= 0) {
/* execve success */