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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, pmladek@suse.com,
	peterz@infradead.org, valentin.schneider@arm.com,
	mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com, qiang.zhang@windriver.com,
	robdclark@chromium.org, viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk,
	christian@brauner.io, dietmar.eggemann@arm.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] kernel: increase the size of kthread's comm
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:19:59 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202109291113.6DE8D6F3D@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210929115036.4851-5-laoar.shao@gmail.com>

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:50:35AM +0000, Yafang Shao wrote:
> This patch increases the size of ktread's comm from 16 to 24, which is
> the same with workqueue's, to improve this situation. After this cahnge,
> [...]
> Because there're only a few of kthreads, so it won't increase too much
> memory.

Even without the performance impact changes, the math here doesn't hold
either, since using kmalloc means there are slabs being allocated to hold
the task "comm"s now (which comes with overhead), and every task added
a pointer to those 16 bytes (i.e. 8 more bytes on 64-bit systems). So
this change, even if there was 0 overhead in using slabs, would be
identical to having just raised TASK_COMM_LEN to 24. 8 byte pointer,
16 byte allocation == 24 bytes.

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-29 18:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-29 11:50 [PATCH 0/5] kthread: " Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 11:50 ` [PATCH 1/5] kernel: replace sizeof(task->comm) with TASK_COMM_LEN Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 18:09   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-30 12:27     ` Yafang Shao
2021-10-03  3:31   ` Al Viro
2021-10-03 14:14     ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 11:50 ` [PATCH 2/5] kernel/fork: allocate task->comm dynamicly Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 13:08   ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 18:11   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-30 12:41     ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-30 14:51       ` Petr Mladek
2021-10-01 11:58         ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 11:50 ` [PATCH 3/5] kernel/sched: improve the BUILD_BUG_ON() in get_task_comm() Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 18:12   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-30 12:43     ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 11:50 ` [PATCH 4/5] kernel: increase the size of kthread's comm Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 18:19   ` Kees Cook [this message]
2021-09-30 12:53     ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 11:50 ` [PATCH 5/5] kernel/kthread: show a warning if kthread's comm is still trucated Yafang Shao
2021-09-29 18:20   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-30 12:54     ` Yafang Shao
2021-09-30 15:17   ` Petr Mladek
2021-10-01 11:59     ` Yafang Shao
2021-10-03  3:41 ` [PATCH 0/5] kthread: increase the size of kthread's comm Al Viro
2021-10-03 14:20   ` Yafang Shao

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