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SubjectRe: [BUG] TASK_DEAD task is able to be woken up in special condition

* Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> --- linux-3.2.orig/kernel/exit.c
> +++ linux-3.2/kernel/exit.c
> @@ -1038,6 +1038,22 @@ NORET_TYPE void do_exit(long code)
>
> preempt_disable();
> exit_rcu();
> +
> + /*
> + * The setting of TASK_RUNNING by try_to_wake_up() may be delayed
> + * when the following two conditions become true.
> + * - There is race condition of mmap_sem (It is acquired by
> + * exit_mm()), and
> + * - SMI occurs before setting TASK_RUNINNG.
> + * (or hypervisor of virtual machine switches to other guest)
> + * As a result, we may become TASK_RUNNING after becoming TASK_DEAD
> + *
> + * To avoid it, we have to wait for releasing tsk->pi_lock which
> + * is held by try_to_wake_up()
> + */
> + smp_mb();
> + raw_spin_unlock_wait(&tsk->pi_lock);

Hm, unlock_wait() is really nasty. Wouldnt the adoption of the
-rt kernel's delayed task put logic solve most of these races?
It's the patch below - we could get rid of the
CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE and make it unconditional.

[ The -rt kernel is facing similar "sudden outbreak of large
delays" constraints as hypervisors or SMI victims do, so even
if the delayed-task-put patch does not solve the race, some
other -rt patch might :-) ]

Thanks,

Ingo

-------------------->
Subject: sched-delay-put-task.patch
From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 16:59:16 +0200
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
---
include/linux/sched.h | 13 +++++++++++++
kernel/fork.c | 11 +++++++++++
2 files changed, 24 insertions(+)
Index: linux-3.2/include/linux/sched.h
===================================================================
--- linux-3.2.orig/include/linux/sched.h
+++ linux-3.2/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -1588,6 +1588,9 @@ struct task_struct {
#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_HW_BREAKPOINT
atomic_t ptrace_bp_refcnt;
#endif
+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE
+ struct rcu_head put_rcu;
+#endif
};

/* Future-safe accessor for struct task_struct's cpus_allowed. */
@@ -1772,6 +1775,15 @@ extern struct pid *cad_pid;
extern void free_task(struct task_struct *tsk);
#define get_task_struct(tsk) do { atomic_inc(&(tsk)->usage); } while(0)

+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE
+extern void __put_task_struct_cb(struct rcu_head *rhp);
+
+static inline void put_task_struct(struct task_struct *t)
+{
+ if (atomic_dec_and_test(&t->usage))
+ call_rcu(&t->put_rcu, __put_task_struct_cb);
+}
+#else
extern void __put_task_struct(struct task_struct *t);

static inline void put_task_struct(struct task_struct *t)
@@ -1779,6 +1791,7 @@ static inline void put_task_struct(struc
if (atomic_dec_and_test(&t->usage))
__put_task_struct(t);
}
+#endif

extern void task_times(struct task_struct *p, cputime_t *ut, cputime_t *st);
extern void thread_group_times(struct task_struct *p, cputime_t *ut, cputime_t *st);
Index: linux-3.2/kernel/fork.c
===================================================================
--- linux-3.2.orig/kernel/fork.c
+++ linux-3.2/kernel/fork.c
@@ -197,7 +197,18 @@ void __put_task_struct(struct task_struc
if (!profile_handoff_task(tsk))
free_task(tsk);
}
+#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__put_task_struct);
+#else
+void __put_task_struct_cb(struct rcu_head *rhp)
+{
+ struct task_struct *tsk = container_of(rhp, struct task_struct, rcu);
+
+ __put_task_struct(tsk);
+
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__put_task_struct_cb);
+#endif

/*
* macro override instead of weak attribute alias, to workaround

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