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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpusets: fix deadlock with cpu_down()->cpuset_lock()
Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 07/30, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
>> Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>>> On 07/29, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>>>> I strongly believe the bug does exist, but this patch needs the review
>>>> from maintainers.
>>> Yes...
>>>
>>>> IOW, with this patch migration_call(CPU_DEAD) runs without callback_mutex,
>>>> but kernel/cpuset.c always takes get_online_cpus() before callback_mutex.
>>> Oh. I'm afraid this is not an option.
>>>
>>> callback_mutex should nest under cgroup_mutex, but cpu hotplu pathes
>>> take cgroup_mutex under cpu_hotplug->lock. Lockdep won't be happy.
>>>
>>> Oleg.
>>>
>> We have made great effort to remove get_online_cpus() from cgroup_mutex
>> critical region.
>
> Agreed.
>
>> We can migrate the owner of callback_mutex in migration_call(CPU_DEAD)
>> at first(and then take callback_mutex and migrate others).
>
> Not sure I understand how can we do this. Even if we know the owner
> of callback_mutex, if we can migrate it safely without callback_mutex
> why we can't migrate other tasks without this lock?

Since we have migrated the owner, we can take callback_mutex to
migrate others ...

>
> In any case this doesn't look like a clean solution,

No, it's not a clean solution.

> imho. But I hardly understand what cpuset is,


> can't suggest something clever.

We can add cpuset_lock()/cpuset_unlock() around __stop_machine()
in _cpu_down().

cpuset_lock()
__stop_machine()
......
mutex_lock(&lock);
# It's OK, because we don't require any other lock in this
# critical region. It's will not cause any kinds of deadlock.
......
flush_workqueue(stop_machine_wq);
# It's OK too. because all work functions(chill(),stop_cpu())
# of stop_machine_wq don't require any other lock.
......
mutex_unlock(&lock);
cpuset_unlock()

This fixes the bug in migrate_call(). Because there is no task which
holds callback_mutex in dead cpu after we add
cpuset_lock()/cpuset_unlock() around __stop_machine() in _cpu_down().

And it helps for your "cpu_hotplug: don't play with current->cpus_allowed"
Am I right?

Lai



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