lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Oct]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: locking question: do_mmap(), do_munmap()


On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:02:40 +0200, Manfred Spraul
> <manfreds@colorfullife.com> said:
>
> > What about something like a rw-semaphore which protects the vma list:
> > vma-list modifiers [ie merge_segments(), insert_vm_struct() and
> > do_munmap()] grab it exclusive, swapper grabs it "shared, starve
> > exclusive".
>
> Deadlock. Process A tries to do an mmap on mm A, gets the exclusive
> lock, tries to swap out from process B, and grabs mm B's shared lock.
> Process B in the mean time is doing the same thing and has an exclusive
> lock on mm B, and is trying to share-lock A. Whoops.

<looking at the places in question>
insert_vm_struct doesn't allocate anything.
Ditto for merge_segments
In do_munmap() the area that should be protected (ripping the vmas from
the list) doesn't allocate anything too.
In the swapper we are protected from recursion, aren't we?


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:54    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans