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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] fix move/migrate_pages() race on task struct
On Fri, 24 Feb 2012, Dave Hansen wrote:

> On 02/24/2012 07:20 AM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > Subject: migration: Do not do rcu_read_unlock until the last time we need the task_struct pointer
> >
> > Migration functions perform the rcu_read_unlock too early. As a result the
> > task pointed to may change. Bugs were introduced when adding security checks
> > because rcu_unlock/lock sequences were inserted. Plus the security checks
> > and do_move_pages used the task_struct pointer after rcu_unlock.
> >
> > Fix those issues by removing the unlock/lock sequences and moving the
> > rcu_read_unlock after the last use of the task struct pointer.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
>
> It doesn't fix the code duplication, but it definitely does fix the bug

Yes I did not want to override all your good work.

Could you do another patch that removed the duplication?



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