On 05-Apr-01 Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Thu, 05 Apr 2001 01:39:35 -0500, Richard Todd
>> If I'm reading this backtrace right, the thread handling the sound
>> hardware called selwakeup() (frame #19).  This called pfind() (frame
>> #18), which tries to lock allproc.
> selwakeup() shouldn't need to call pfind().  Because the process table
> is in type-stable memory, it should be sufficient to keep a reference
> to the caller's proc structure and check to see whether its pid is the
> same one as in the selinfo.  The locking that selwakeup() already
> needs to do should be sufficient to avoid a race.
> (In 4.4BSD, process structures were not type-stable so this technique
> could not have been used.)

There are probably several other places that pfind is called that this check
should also be adequate for as well.  The ones in syscons for example.

> -GAWollman


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