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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] threadgroup: extend threadgroup_lock() to cover exit and exec
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Tejun Heo <> wrote:
> From: Tejun Heo <>
> threadgroup_lock() protected only protected against new addition to
> the threadgroup, which was inherently somewhat incomplete and
> problematic for its only user cgroup.  On-going migration could race
> against exec and exit leading to interesting problems - the symmetry
> between various attach methods, task exiting during method execution,
> ->exit() racing against attach methods, migrating task switching basic
> properties during exec and so on.
> This patch extends threadgroup_lock() such that it protects against
> all three threadgroup altering operations - fork, exit and exec.  For
> exit, threadgroup_change_begin/end() calls are added to exit path.
> For exec, threadgroup_[un]lock() are updated to also grab and release
> cred_guard_mutex.

Can you add a comment (either in the commit or in the code) about why
the cred_guard_mutex change is necessary? Is it simply that exec takes
cred_guard_mutex and hence this excludes exec, or is there something
more subtle?

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