Can mm_struct of a process be null?

Paul Davies C pauldaviesc at
Fri Nov 15 11:24:11 EST 2013

     I happen to find this code snippet in the kernel source :

**/*struct mm_struct *mm=current->mm**;**
     /* some other code */

**    if(mm){ /*<==Why is **this here? */**
**        /*read the contents by locking*/**
**    }

*/The/if /checks whether the mm_struct of the current process is NULL or 
not. That means the mm_struct of a process can become NULL. How can that 
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