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SubjectRe: [patch 2/13] signal/timer/event fds v6 - signalfd core ...
On 03/19, Davide Libenzi wrote:
>
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
> > > +struct signalfd_ctx {
> > > + struct list_head lnk;
> > > + wait_queue_head_t wqh;
> > > + sigset_t sigmask;
> > > + struct task_struct *tsk;
> > > +};
> >
> > I think you want to use a struct pid *pid instead of a pointer to the
> > task struct here. It is slightly less efficient (one more
> > dereference) but it means that we won't pin the task struct in memory
> > indefinitely. Pinning the task_struct like this makes for a very
> > interesting way to get around the limits on the number of processes a
> > user can have.
>
> Hmm, when the task is detached from the sighand, we get a notify, so I
> could do a put from there. This would avoid the extra de-reference. I need
> to verify locking though ...

In that case (if I understand you correctly) we don't need {get,put}_task_struct()
at all.

signalfd_deliver(-1) sets ctx->tsk = NULL, signalfd_get_sighand() reads ->tsk
under rcu_read_lock(). The code becomes even simpler, we don't need to check
list_empty(&ctx->lnk).

Oleg.

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