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From: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: mingo@kernel.org, peterz@infradead.org,
	vincent.guittot@linaro.org, dietmar.eggemann@arm.com
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/9] sched/debug: Make sd->flags sysctl read-only
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:15:54 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200311181601.18314-3-valentin.schneider@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200311181601.18314-1-valentin.schneider@arm.com>

Writing to the sysctl of a sched_domain->flags directly updates the value of
the field, and goes nowhere near update_top_cache_domain(). This means that
the cached domain pointers can end up containing stale data (e.g. the
domain pointed to doesn't have the relevant flag set anymore).

Explicit domain walks that check for flags will be affected by
the write, but this won't be in sync with the cached pointers which will
still point to the domains that were cached at the last sched_domain
build.

In other words, writing to this interface is playing a dangerous game. It
could be made to trigger an update of the cached sched_domain pointers when
written to, but this does not seem to be worth the trouble. Make it
read-only.

Signed-off-by: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
---
 kernel/sched/debug.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/debug.c b/kernel/sched/debug.c
index 8331bc04aea2..d86f7c21feff 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/debug.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/debug.c
@@ -258,7 +258,7 @@ sd_alloc_ctl_domain_table(struct sched_domain *sd)
 	set_table_entry(&table[2], "busy_factor",	  &sd->busy_factor,	    sizeof(int),  0644, proc_dointvec_minmax);
 	set_table_entry(&table[3], "imbalance_pct",	  &sd->imbalance_pct,	    sizeof(int),  0644, proc_dointvec_minmax);
 	set_table_entry(&table[4], "cache_nice_tries",	  &sd->cache_nice_tries,    sizeof(int),  0644, proc_dointvec_minmax);
-	set_table_entry(&table[5], "flags",		  &sd->flags,		    sizeof(int),  0644, proc_dointvec_minmax);
+	set_table_entry(&table[5], "flags",		  &sd->flags,		    sizeof(int),  0444, proc_dointvec_minmax);
 	set_table_entry(&table[6], "max_newidle_lb_cost", &sd->max_newidle_lb_cost, sizeof(long), 0644, proc_doulongvec_minmax);
 	set_table_entry(&table[7], "name",		  sd->name,	       CORENAME_MAX_SIZE, 0444, proc_dostring);
 	/* &table[8] is terminator */
-- 
2.24.0


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-03-11 18:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-11 18:15 [PATCH v2 0/9] sched: Streamline select_task_rq() & select_task_rq_fair() Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 1/9] sched/fair: find_idlest_group(): Remove unused sd_flag parameter Valentin Schneider
2020-03-19  9:05   ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-11 18:15 ` Valentin Schneider [this message]
2020-03-19  9:07   ` [PATCH v2 2/9] sched/debug: Make sd->flags sysctl read-only Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-19 12:04     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 3/9] sched: Remove checks against SD_LOAD_BALANCE Valentin Schneider
2020-03-19 10:28   ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-19 12:05     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-03-23 14:26       ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-23 17:17         ` Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 4/9] sched/topology: Kill SD_LOAD_BALANCE Valentin Schneider
2020-03-19 10:29   ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-19 12:06     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 5/9] sched: Add WF_TTWU, WF_EXEC wakeup flags Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 6/9] sched: Kill select_task_rq()'s sd_flag parameter Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:15 ` [PATCH v2 7/9] sched/fair: Dissociate wakeup decisions from SD flag value Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:16 ` [PATCH v2 8/9] sched/fair: Split select_task_rq_fair want_affine logic Valentin Schneider
2020-03-19 10:30   ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-19 12:06     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-03-11 18:16 ` [PATCH v2 9/9] sched/topology: Define and use shortcut pointers for wakeup sd_flag scan Valentin Schneider
2020-03-19 10:46   ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-03-19 12:22     ` Valentin Schneider

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