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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 3/3] cgroups: make procs file writable
On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 10:38:58AM -0800, Paul Menage wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM, Ben Blum <bblum@andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> > Makes procs file writable to move all threads by tgid at once
> >
> > From: Ben Blum <bblum@andrew.cmu.edu>
> >
> > This patch adds functionality that enables users to move all threads in a
> > threadgroup at once to a cgroup by writing the tgid to the 'cgroup.procs'
> > file. This current implementation makes use of a per-threadgroup rwsem that's
> > taken for reading in the fork() path to prevent newly forking threads within
> > the threadgroup from "escaping" while the move is in progress.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Blum <bblum@andrew.cmu.edu>
> > ---
> > + ? ? ? /* remember the number of threads in the array for later. */
> > + ? ? ? BUG_ON(i == 0);
>
> This BUG_ON() seems unnecessary, given the i++ directly above it.

It's meant to communicate that the loop must go through at least once,
so that 'struct cgroup *oldcgrp' will be initialised within a loop later
(setting it to NULL in the beginning is just to shut up the compiler.)

>
> > + ? ? ? group_size = i;
> > + ? ? ? rcu_read_unlock();
> > +
> > + ? ? ? /*
> > + ? ? ? ?* step 1: check that we can legitimately attach to the cgroup.
> > + ? ? ? ?*/
> > + ? ? ? for_each_subsys(root, ss) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? if (ss->can_attach) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? retval = ss->can_attach(ss, cgrp, leader);
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? if (retval) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? failed_ss = ss;
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? goto out_cancel_attach;
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? }
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? }
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /* a callback to be run on every thread in the threadgroup. */
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? if (ss->can_attach_task) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /* run on each task in the threadgroup. */
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? for (i = 0; i < group_size; i++) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? retval = ss->can_attach_task(cgrp, group[i]);
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? if (retval) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? failed_ss = ss;
>
> Should we be setting failed_ss here? Doesn't that mean that if all
> subsystems pass the can_attach() check but the first one fails a
> can_attach_task() check, we don't call any cancel_attach() methods?
>
> What are the rollback semantics for failing a can_attach_task() check?

They are not called in that order - it's for_each_subsys { can_attach();
can_attach_task(); }. Although if the deal is that cancel_attach reverts
the things that can_attach does (and can_attach_task is separate) (is
this the case? it should probably go in the documentation), then passing
a can_attach and failing a can_attach_task should cause cancel_attach to
get called for that subsystem, which in this code it doesn't. Something
like:
retval = ss->can_attach();
if (retval) {
failed_ss = ss;
goto out_cancel_attach;
}
retval = ss->can_attach_task();
if (retval) {
failed_ss = ss;
cancel_extra_ss = true;
goto out_cancel_attach;
}
...
out_cancel_attach:
if (retval) {
for_each_subsys(root, ss) {
if (ss == failed_ss) {
if (cancel_extra_ss)
ss->cancel_attach();
break;
}
ss->cancel_attach();
}
}
>
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? if (threadgroup) {
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /*
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?* it is safe to find group_leader because tsk was found
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?* in the tid map, meaning it can't have been unhashed
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?* by someone in de_thread changing the leadership.
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?*/
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? tsk = tsk->group_leader;
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? BUG_ON(!thread_group_leader(tsk));
>
> Can this race with an exiting/execing group leader?

No, rcu_read_lock() is held.

>
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? } else if (tsk->flags & PF_EXITING) {
>
> The check for PF_EXITING doesn't apply to group leaders?

I remember discussing this bit a while back - the point that if the
leader is PF_EXITING, that we should still iterate over its group list.
(However, I did try to test it, and it looks like if a leader calls
sys_exit() then the whole group goes away; is this actually guaranteed?)

>
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /* optimization for the single-task-only case */
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? rcu_read_unlock();
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? cgroup_unlock();
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?return -ESRCH;
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?}
> >
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /*
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?* even if we're attaching all tasks in the thread group, we
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?* only need to check permissions on one of them.
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?*/
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?tcred = __task_cred(tsk);
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?if (cred->euid &&
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?cred->euid != tcred->uid &&
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?cred->euid != tcred->suid) {
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?rcu_read_unlock();
> > + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? cgroup_unlock();
> > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?return -EACCES;
>
> Maybe turn these returns into "goto out;" statements and put the
> unlock after the out: label?
>

Maybe; I didn't look too hard at that function. If I revise the patch I
can do this, though.

Thanks,
Ben


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