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Subject[PATCH] introduce idle_task_exit
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On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 05:43, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Nathan Lynch <nathanl@austin.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > OK, how's this? I'll submit the sched and ppc64 bits separately if
> > there are no objections. I assume Heiko can take care of s390.
> >
> > Note that in the ppc64 cpu_die function we must call idle_task_exit
> > before calling ppc_md.cpu_die, because the latter does not return.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>


Heiko Carstens figured out that offlining a cpu can leak mm_structs
because the dying cpu's idle task fails to switch to init_mm and
mmdrop its active_mm before the cpu is down. This patch introduces
idle_task_exit, which allows the idle task to do this as Ingo
suggested.

I will follow this up with a patch for ppc64 which calls
idle_task_exit from cpu_die.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <nathanl@austin.ibm.com>


---

diff -puN kernel/sched.c~sched-idle_task_exit kernel/sched.c
--- linux-2.6.10-bk10/kernel/sched.c~sched-idle_task_exit 2005-01-07 15:23:35.000000000 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.10-bk10-nathanl/kernel/sched.c 2005-01-07 15:23:35.000000000 -0600
@@ -3996,6 +3996,20 @@ void sched_idle_next(void)
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rq->lock, flags);
}

+/* Ensures that the idle task is using init_mm right before its cpu goes
+ * offline.
+ */
+void idle_task_exit(void)
+{
+ struct mm_struct *mm = current->active_mm;
+
+ BUG_ON(cpu_online(smp_processor_id()));
+
+ if (mm != &init_mm)
+ switch_mm(mm, &init_mm, current);
+ mmdrop(mm);
+}
+
static void migrate_dead(unsigned int dead_cpu, task_t *tsk)
{
struct runqueue *rq = cpu_rq(dead_cpu);
diff -puN include/linux/sched.h~sched-idle_task_exit include/linux/sched.h
--- linux-2.6.10-bk10/include/linux/sched.h~sched-idle_task_exit 2005-01-07 15:23:35.000000000 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.10-bk10-nathanl/include/linux/sched.h 2005-01-07 15:23:35.000000000 -0600
@@ -757,6 +757,7 @@ extern void sched_exec(void);
#endif

extern void sched_idle_next(void);
+extern void idle_task_exit(void);
extern void set_user_nice(task_t *p, long nice);
extern int task_prio(const task_t *p);
extern int task_nice(const task_t *p);
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