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SubjectRe: [Bug 10741] bug in `tty: BKL pushdown'?
On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:33:13 +0100
Alan Cox <> wrote:

> > The bug still exists, however, a bisect on another machine with the same
> > userland leads to different commit
> > (47f86834bbd4193139d61d659bebf9ab9d691e37 "redo locking of tty->pgrp"),
> > so it is not all that clear and stable.
> Now that would actually make a lot more sense as a root cause.

Experiment time. In _proc_set_tty() in tty_io.c move the

tty->session = get_pid(task_session(tsk));

back inside the lock just before

tty->pgrp = get_pid(task_pgrp(tsk));

"Standards committees don't like hashing. It looks complicated and
insufficiently deterministic on an overhead projector."
- Vern Schryver

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