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[oss-security] Re: [PATCH 1/2] oom: don't ignore rss in nascent mm

From: Roland McGrath <roland_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 10 2010 - 09:39:58 GMT
To: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>

> I wonder if it makes sense to move ->cred_guard_mutex from task_struct
> to signal_struct and thus make multiple-threads-inside-exec impossible.
> Only one thread can win anyway.

That probably makes sense. Note that cred_guard_mutex is also overloaded
for ptrace_attach, so this would add some more serialization of attaches to
threads in the same group. But as long as actual attachment serializes on
tasklist_lock anyway, it doesn't make a material difference. (Even without
that, it would presumably be the same debugger attaching serially to
threads in the same group, so it wouldn't degrade anything in practice.)