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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] cpuacct: Make cpuacct hierarchy walk in cpuacct_charge() safe when rcupreempt is used.
Balbir Singh wrote:
> * Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> [2009-03-17 14:28:11]:
>
>> Bharata B Rao wrote:
>>> cpuacct: Make cpuacct hierarchy walk in cpuacct_charge() safe when
>>> rcupreempt is used.
>>>
>>> cpuacct_charge() obtains task's ca and does a hierarchy walk upwards.
>>> This can race with the task's movement between cgroups. This race
>>> can cause an access to freed ca pointer in cpuacct_charge(). This will not
>> Actually it can also end up access invalid tsk->cgroups. ;)
>>
>> get tsk->cgroups (cg)
>> (move tsk to another cgroup) or (tsk exiting)
>> -> kfree(tsk->cgroups)
>> get cg->subsys[..]
>>
>
> That problem should only occur if we dereference tsk->cgroups
> separately and then use that to dereference cg->subsys. Since we use

Do you mean tsk->cgroups->subsys is safe and
cg = tsk->cgroups;...; cg->subsys is unsafe ?
This is wrong.

> task_subsys_state() and that is RCU safe, we should be OK.
>

Yes, it's RCU safe, which means it's unsafe without rcu_read_lock/unlock.


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