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From: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>
To: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net>
Cc: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	containers@lists.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 14/15] (RFC) IPC/semaphores: prepare semundo code to work on another task than current
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:01:25 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080131180125.GA5617@sergelap.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47A19988.5030108@bull.net>

Quoting Pierre Peiffer (pierre.peiffer@bull.net):
> 
> 
> Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > Quoting pierre.peiffer@bull.net (pierre.peiffer@bull.net):
> >> From: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net>
> >>
> >> In order to modify the semundo-list of a task from procfs, we must be able to
> >> work on any target task.
> >> But all the existing code playing with the semundo-list, currently works
> >> only on the 'current' task, and does not allow to specify any target task.
> >>
> >> This patch changes all these routines to allow them to work on a specified
> >> task, passed in parameter, instead of current.
> >>
> >> This is mainly a preparation for the semundo_write() operation, on the
> >> /proc/<pid>/semundo file, as provided in the next patch.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net>
> >> ---
> >>
> >>  ipc/sem.c |   90 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
> >>  1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> Index: b/ipc/sem.c
> >> ===================================================================
> >> --- a/ipc/sem.c
> >> +++ b/ipc/sem.c
> >> @@ -1017,8 +1017,9 @@ asmlinkage long sys_semctl (int semid, i
> >>  }
> >>
> >>  /* If the task doesn't already have a undo_list, then allocate one
> >> - * here.  We guarantee there is only one thread using this undo list,
> >> - * and current is THE ONE
> >> + * here.
> >> + * The target task (tsk) is current in the general case, except when
> >> + * accessed from the procfs (ie when writting to /proc/<pid>/semundo)
> >>   *
> >>   * If this allocation and assignment succeeds, but later
> >>   * portions of this code fail, there is no need to free the sem_undo_list.
> >> @@ -1026,22 +1027,60 @@ asmlinkage long sys_semctl (int semid, i
> >>   * at exit time.
> >>   *
> >>   * This can block, so callers must hold no locks.
> >> + *
> >> + * Note: task_lock is used to synchronize 1. several possible concurrent
> >> + * creations and 2. the free of the undo_list (done when the task using it
> >> + * exits). In the second case, we check the PF_EXITING flag to not create
> >> + * an undo_list for a task which has exited.
> >> + * If there already is an undo_list for this task, there is no need
> >> + * to held the task-lock to retrieve it, as the pointer can not change
> >> + * afterwards.
> >>   */
> >> -static inline int get_undo_list(struct sem_undo_list **undo_listp)
> >> +static inline int get_undo_list(struct task_struct *tsk,
> >> +				struct sem_undo_list **ulp)
> >>  {
> >> -	struct sem_undo_list *undo_list;
> >> +	if (tsk->sysvsem.undo_list == NULL) {
> >> +		struct sem_undo_list *undo_list;
> > 
> > Hmm, this is weird.  If there was no undo_list and
> > tsk!=current, you set the refcnt to 2.  But if there was an
> > undo list and tsk!=current, where do you inc the refcnt?
> > 
> 
> I inc it  outside this function, as I don't call get_undo_list() if there is an
> undo_list.
> This appears most clearly in the next patch, in semundo_open() for example.

Ok, so however unlikely, there is a flow that could cause you a problem:
T2 calls semundo_open() for T1.  T1 does not yet have a semundolist.
T2.semundo_open() calls get_undo_list, just then T1 creats its own
semundo_list.  T2 comes to top of get_undo_list() and see
tsk->sysvsem.undo_list != NULL, simply returns a pointer to the
undo_list.  Now you never increment the count.

> 
> >> -	undo_list = current->sysvsem.undo_list;
> >> -	if (!undo_list) {
> >> -		undo_list = kzalloc(sizeof(*undo_list), GFP_KERNEL);
> >> +		/* we must alloc a new one */
> >> +		undo_list = kmalloc(sizeof(*undo_list), GFP_KERNEL);
> >>  		if (undo_list == NULL)
> >>  			return -ENOMEM;
> >> +
> >> +		task_lock(tsk);
> >> +
> >> +		/* check again if there is an undo_list for this task */
> >> +		if (tsk->sysvsem.undo_list) {
> >> +			if (tsk != current)
> >> +				atomic_inc(&tsk->sysvsem.undo_list->refcnt);
> >> +			task_unlock(tsk);
> >> +			kfree(undo_list);
> >> +			goto out;
> >> +		}
> >> +
> >>  		spin_lock_init(&undo_list->lock);
> >> -		atomic_set(&undo_list->refcnt, 1);
> >> -		undo_list->ns = get_ipc_ns(current->nsproxy->ipc_ns);
> >> -		current->sysvsem.undo_list = undo_list;
> >> +		/*
> >> +		 * If tsk is not current (meaning that current is creating
> >> +		 * a semundo_list for a target task through procfs), and if
> >> +		 * it's not being exited then refcnt must be 2: the target
> >> +		 * task tsk + current.
> >> +		 */
> >> +		if (tsk == current)
> >> +			atomic_set(&undo_list->refcnt, 1);
> >> +		else if (!(tsk->flags & PF_EXITING))
> >> +			atomic_set(&undo_list->refcnt, 2);
> >> +		else {
> >> +			task_unlock(tsk);
> >> +			kfree(undo_list);
> >> +			return -EINVAL;
> >> +		}
> >> +		undo_list->ns = get_ipc_ns(tsk->nsproxy->ipc_ns);
> >> +		undo_list->proc_list = NULL;
> >> +		tsk->sysvsem.undo_list = undo_list;
> >> +		task_unlock(tsk);
> >>  	}
> >> -	*undo_listp = undo_list;
> >> +out:
> >> +	*ulp = tsk->sysvsem.undo_list;
> >>  	return 0;
> >>  }
> >>
> >> @@ -1065,17 +1104,12 @@ static struct sem_undo *lookup_undo(stru
> >>  	return un;
> >>  }
> >>
> >> -static struct sem_undo *find_undo(struct ipc_namespace *ns, int semid)
> >> +static struct sem_undo *find_undo(struct sem_undo_list *ulp, int semid)
> >>  {
> >>  	struct sem_array *sma;
> >> -	struct sem_undo_list *ulp;
> >>  	struct sem_undo *un, *new;
> >> +	struct ipc_namespace *ns;
> >>  	int nsems;
> >> -	int error;
> >> -
> >> -	error = get_undo_list(&ulp);
> >> -	if (error)
> >> -		return ERR_PTR(error);
> >>
> >>  	spin_lock(&ulp->lock);
> >>  	un = lookup_undo(ulp, semid);
> >> @@ -1083,6 +1117,8 @@ static struct sem_undo *find_undo(struct
> >>  	if (likely(un!=NULL))
> >>  		goto out;
> >>
> >> +	ns = ulp->ns;
> >> +
> >>  	/* no undo structure around - allocate one. */
> >>  	sma = sem_lock_check(ns, semid);
> >>  	if (IS_ERR(sma))
> >> @@ -1133,6 +1169,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_semtimedop(int semid
> >>  	struct sem_array *sma;
> >>  	struct sembuf fast_sops[SEMOPM_FAST];
> >>  	struct sembuf* sops = fast_sops, *sop;
> >> +	struct sem_undo_list *ulp;
> >>  	struct sem_undo *un;
> >>  	int undos = 0, alter = 0, max;
> >>  	struct sem_queue queue;
> >> @@ -1177,9 +1214,13 @@ asmlinkage long sys_semtimedop(int semid
> >>  			alter = 1;
> >>  	}
> >>
> >> +	error = get_undo_list(current, &ulp);
> >> +	if (error)
> >> +		goto out_free;
> >> +
> >>  retry_undos:
> >>  	if (undos) {
> >> -		un = find_undo(ns, semid);
> >> +		un = find_undo(ulp, semid);
> >>  		if (IS_ERR(un)) {
> >>  			error = PTR_ERR(un);
> >>  			goto out_free;
> >> @@ -1305,7 +1346,7 @@ int copy_semundo(unsigned long clone_fla
> >>  	int error;
> >>
> >>  	if (clone_flags & CLONE_SYSVSEM) {
> >> -		error = get_undo_list(&undo_list);
> >> +		error = get_undo_list(current, &undo_list);
> >>  		if (error)
> >>  			return error;
> >>  		atomic_inc(&undo_list->refcnt);
> >> @@ -1405,10 +1446,15 @@ next_entry:
> >>  	kfree(undo_list);
> >>  }
> >>
> >> -/* called from do_exit() */
> >> +/* exit_sem: called from do_exit()
> >> + * task_lock is used to synchronize with get_undo_list()
> > 
> > Ok I had to think about this again.  I'd like the comment
> > here to point out that the task_lock here acts as a barrier
> > between the prior setting of PF_EXITING and the undo_list
> > being freed here, so that get_undo_list() will either see
> > PF_EXITING is NOT in the tsk->flags, in which case it will
> > insert the undo_list before the task_lock() is grabbed here,
> > and with count=2, so that it gets correctly put here in
> > exit_sem, or it will see PF_EXITING set and cancel the
> > undo_list it was creating.
> > 
> 
> Yep, I will add this to clarify this point.
> 
> Thanks Serge.
> 
> P.
> 
> >> + */
> >>  void exit_sem(struct task_struct *tsk)
> >>  {
> >> -	struct sem_undo_list *ul = tsk->sysvsem.undo_list;
> >> +	struct sem_undo_list *ul;
> >> +	task_lock(tsk);
> >> +	ul = tsk->sysvsem.undo_list;
> >> +	task_unlock(tsk);
> >>  	if (ul) {
> >>  		rcu_assign_pointer(tsk->sysvsem.undo_list, NULL);
> >>  		synchronize_rcu();
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Pierre Peiffer
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Containers mailing list
> >> Containers@lists.linux-foundation.org
> >> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/mailman/listinfo/containers
> > 
> > 
> 
> -- 
> Pierre Peiffer

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-31 18:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-29 16:02 [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 00/15] IPC: code rewrite + new functionalities pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 01/15] IPC/semaphores: code factorisation pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 02/15] IPC/shared memory: introduce shmctl_down pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 03/15] IPC/message queues: introduce msgctl_down pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 04/15] IPC/semaphores: move the rwmutex handling inside semctl_down pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 05/15] IPC/semaphores: remove one unused parameter from semctl_down() pierre.peiffer
2008-01-31  8:32   ` Nadia Derbey
2008-01-31 10:18     ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-31 11:30       ` Nadia Derbey
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 06/15] IPC: get rid of the use *_setbuf structure pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 07/15] IPC: introduce ipc_update_perm() pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 08/15] IPC: consolidate all xxxctl_down() functions pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 09/15] (RFC) IPC: new kernel API to change an ID pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 21:06   ` Alexey Dobriyan
2008-01-30  9:52     ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-31  9:00     ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-31  9:54       ` Kirill Korotaev
2008-01-31 11:57         ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-31 13:11           ` Kirill Korotaev
2008-01-31 16:10             ` Cedric Le Goater
2008-02-04 13:41               ` Kirill Korotaev
2008-02-04 14:06                 ` [Devel] " Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-04 15:00                   ` Daniel Lezcano
2008-02-04 15:16                     ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-05  9:51           ` Oren Laadan
2008-02-05 18:00             ` Dave Hansen
2008-02-05 18:42             ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-06  2:07               ` Oren Laadan
2008-02-06  5:00                 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-08 10:12               ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 10/15] (RFC) IPC: new IPC_SETID command to modify " pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 11/15] (RFC) IPC: new IPC_SETALL command to modify all settings pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 12/15] (RFC) IPC/semaphores: make use of RCU to free the sem_undo_list pierre.peiffer
2008-01-30 21:26   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-01-31  9:52     ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 13/15] (RFC) IPC/semaphores: per <pid> semundo file in procfs pierre.peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 14/15] (RFC) IPC/semaphores: prepare semundo code to work on another task than current pierre.peiffer
2008-01-30 21:44   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-01-31  9:48     ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-31 18:01       ` Serge E. Hallyn [this message]
2008-02-01 12:09         ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-01-29 16:02 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 15/15] (RFC) IPC/semaphores: add write() operation to semundo file in procfs pierre.peiffer
2008-02-02 18:23 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8-mm1 00/15] IPC: code rewrite + new functionalities Pavel Machek
2008-02-04 13:52   ` Pierre Peiffer
2008-02-04 15:44   ` Benjamin Thery
2008-02-04 19:51     ` Pavel Machek

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