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SubjectRe: Attaching a process to cgroups
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:23:02AM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-21 at 11:54 +0400, Alexey Vlasov wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 02:28:18PM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > >
> > > kernel/cgroup.c::cgroup_attach_task()
> > > {
> > > ...
> > > synchronize_rcu();
> > > ...
> > > }
> >
> > So nothing can be done here? (I mean if only I knew how to fix it I
> > wouldn't ask about it ;)
>
> Sure, kill the obnoxious thing, it's sitting right in the middle of the
> userspace interface.
>
> I banged on it a while back (wrt explosive android patches), extracted
> RCU from the userspace interface. It seemed to work great, much faster,
> couldn't make it explode. I wouldn't bet anything I wasn't willing to
> immediately part with that the result was really really safe though ;-)

Or replace it with synchronize_rcu_expedited(). You can "get lucky"
for quite some time removing synchronize_rcu() calls!

Thanx, Paul



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