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Linux Exec Should Be Less Deadlock Prone In Future Kernels

Apr 06, 2020, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

The current exec functionality within the kernel is "extremely deadlock prone" but Eric Biederman and others have been working to clean up that code and put it in a better state to avoid potential deadlocks. Sent in for the Linux 5.7 kernel was the first part of the exec rework that makes trickier cases easier to spot and the hope is for Linux 5.8 the code to solve exec deadlocks might be ready.

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