lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Jun]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: 2.6.18 -mm merge plans
Quoting Eric W. Biederman (ebiederm@xmission.com):
> If you want to help with the bare pid to struct pid conversion I
> don't have any outstanding patches, and getting that done kills
> some theoretical pid wrap around problems as well as laying the ground
> work for a simple pidspace implementation.
>
> Eric

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for? Is this worthwhile for
kernel_threads, or only for userspace threads - i.e. do we expect kernel
threads to live?

If we do want to do this for kernel threads, then I assume that
eventually we'll want to change kernel_thread() itself. I actually
started to do that earlier, but of course that way every user would
have to be changed in the same patch :)

Subject: [PATCH] struct pid: convert ieee1394 to hold struct pid

ieee1394 driver caches pid_t's for kernel threads. Switch to
holding a reference to a struct pid. This prevents concern
about the cached pid pointing to the wrong process after the
kernel thread dies and pids wrap around.

Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>

---

drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c | 16 ++++++++++------
drivers/ieee1394/nodemgr.c | 12 ++++++++----
2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

ca429eb5558988a34815c8cdfcecd26a06170f4f
diff --git a/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c b/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c
index be6854e..4db5c54 100644
--- a/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c
+++ b/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_core.c
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@
#include <linux/kdev_t.h>
#include <linux/skbuff.h>
#include <linux/suspend.h>
+#include <linux/pid.h>

#include <asm/byteorder.h>
#include <asm/semaphore.h>
@@ -997,7 +998,8 @@ void abort_timedouts(unsigned long __opa
* packets that have a "complete" function are sent here. This way, the
* completion is run out of kernel context, and doesn't block the rest of
* the stack. */
-static int khpsbpkt_pid = -1, khpsbpkt_kill;
+static int khpsbpkt_kill;
+static struct pid *khpsbpkt_pid;
static DECLARE_COMPLETION(khpsbpkt_complete);
static struct sk_buff_head hpsbpkt_queue;
static DECLARE_MUTEX_LOCKED(khpsbpkt_sig);
@@ -1056,6 +1058,7 @@ static int hpsbpkt_thread(void *__hi)
static int __init ieee1394_init(void)
{
int i, ret;
+ pid_t nr;

skb_queue_head_init(&hpsbpkt_queue);

@@ -1065,12 +1068,13 @@ static int __init ieee1394_init(void)
HPSB_ERR("Some features may not be available\n");
}

- khpsbpkt_pid = kernel_thread(hpsbpkt_thread, NULL, CLONE_KERNEL);
- if (khpsbpkt_pid < 0) {
+ nr = kernel_thread(hpsbpkt_thread, NULL, CLONE_KERNEL);
+ if (nr < 0) {
HPSB_ERR("Failed to start hpsbpkt thread!\n");
ret = -ENOMEM;
goto exit_cleanup_config_roms;
}
+ khpsbpkt_pid = get_pid(nr);

if (register_chrdev_region(IEEE1394_CORE_DEV, 256, "ieee1394")) {
HPSB_ERR("unable to register character device major %d!\n", IEEE1394_MAJOR);
@@ -1148,8 +1152,8 @@ release_all_bus:
release_chrdev:
unregister_chrdev_region(IEEE1394_CORE_DEV, 256);
exit_release_kernel_thread:
- if (khpsbpkt_pid >= 0) {
- kill_proc(khpsbpkt_pid, SIGTERM, 1);
+ if (khpsbpkt_pid) {
+ kill_proc(khpsbpkt_pid->nr, SIGTERM, 1);
wait_for_completion(&khpsbpkt_complete);
}
exit_cleanup_config_roms:
@@ -1172,7 +1176,7 @@ static void __exit ieee1394_cleanup(void
bus_remove_file(&ieee1394_bus_type, fw_bus_attrs[i]);
bus_unregister(&ieee1394_bus_type);

- if (khpsbpkt_pid >= 0) {
+ if (khpsbpkt_pid) {
khpsbpkt_kill = 1;
mb();
up(&khpsbpkt_sig);
diff --git a/drivers/ieee1394/nodemgr.c b/drivers/ieee1394/nodemgr.c
index 082c7fd..d33f2fe 100644
--- a/drivers/ieee1394/nodemgr.c
+++ b/drivers/ieee1394/nodemgr.c
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
#include <linux/delay.h>
#include <linux/pci.h>
#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
+#include <linux/pid.h>
#include <asm/atomic.h>

#include "ieee1394_types.h"
@@ -115,7 +116,7 @@ struct host_info {
struct list_head list;
struct completion exited;
struct semaphore reset_sem;
- int pid;
+ struct pid *pid;
char daemon_name[15];
int kill_me;
};
@@ -1705,6 +1706,7 @@ int hpsb_node_write(struct node_entry *n
static void nodemgr_add_host(struct hpsb_host *host)
{
struct host_info *hi;
+ pid_t nr;

hi = hpsb_create_hostinfo(&nodemgr_highlevel, host, sizeof(*hi));

@@ -1719,14 +1721,15 @@ static void nodemgr_add_host(struct hpsb

sprintf(hi->daemon_name, "knodemgrd_%d", host->id);

- hi->pid = kernel_thread(nodemgr_host_thread, hi, CLONE_KERNEL);
+ nr = kernel_thread(nodemgr_host_thread, hi, CLONE_KERNEL);

- if (hi->pid < 0) {
+ if (nr < 0) {
HPSB_ERR ("NodeMgr: failed to start %s thread for %s",
hi->daemon_name, host->driver->name);
hpsb_destroy_hostinfo(&nodemgr_highlevel, host);
return;
}
+ hi->pid = find_get_pid(nr);

return;
}
@@ -1749,11 +1752,12 @@ static void nodemgr_remove_host(struct h
struct host_info *hi = hpsb_get_hostinfo(&nodemgr_highlevel, host);

if (hi) {
- if (hi->pid >= 0) {
+ if (hi->pid->nr >= 0) {
hi->kill_me = 1;
mb();
up(&hi->reset_sem);
wait_for_completion(&hi->exited);
+ put_pid(hi->pid);
nodemgr_remove_host_dev(&host->device);
}
} else
--
1.1.6
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2006-06-10 01:29    [W:0.305 / U:2.352 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site