__ptrace_unlink() creates deadlocked and unkillable processes when changing the parent of a process in RHEL4

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Prior to update RHSA-2009-1455, there were some instances in the kernel where the __ptrace_unlink() function (part of the ptrace system call) used REMOVE_LINKS and SET_LINKS, rather than add_parent and remove_parent, while changing the parent of a process. This approach could abuse the global process list and, as a...

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