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From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] fix tasklist + find_pid() with CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:40:19 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080129164019.GA2060@tv-sign.ru> (raw)

With CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU read_lock(tasklist_lock) doesn't imply rcu_read_lock(),
but find_pid_ns()->hlist_for_each_entry_rcu() should be safe under tasklist.

Usually it is, detach_pid() is always called under write_lock(tasklist_lock),
but copy_process() calls free_pid() lockless.

"#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU" is added mostly as documentation, perhaps it is
too ugly and should be removed.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>

--- MM/kernel/fork.c~PR_RCU	2008-01-27 17:09:47.000000000 +0300
+++ MM/kernel/fork.c	2008-01-29 19:23:44.000000000 +0300
@@ -1335,8 +1335,19 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(
 	return p;
 
 bad_fork_free_pid:
-	if (pid != &init_struct_pid)
+	if (pid != &init_struct_pid) {
+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU
+		/*
+		 * read_lock(tasklist_lock) doesn't imply rcu_read_lock(),
+		 * make sure find_pid() is safe under read_lock(tasklist).
+		 */
+		write_lock_irq(&tasklist_lock);
+#endif
 		free_pid(pid);
+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU
+		write_unlock_irq(&tasklist_lock);
+#endif
+	}
 bad_fork_cleanup_namespaces:
 	exit_task_namespaces(p);
 bad_fork_cleanup_keys:


             reply	other threads:[~2008-01-29 16:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-29 16:40 Oleg Nesterov [this message]
2008-01-29 23:02 ` Andrew Morton
2008-01-30 14:17   ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-01-31 13:32   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-29 23:08 ` Andrew Morton
2008-01-30  2:16   ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-01-30  4:56     ` Paul E. McKenney
2008-01-30  3:24 ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-01-30  5:00   ` Paul E. McKenney
2008-01-30  9:20     ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-01-30  9:48       ` Oleg Nesterov
2008-01-30  9:30   ` Oleg Nesterov
2008-01-30 18:28     ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-01-31  9:31       ` Oleg Nesterov
2009-12-14  2:15 Tetsuo Handa

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