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SubjectRe: [RFC v8][PATCH 05/12] x86 support for checkpoint/restart


Masahiko Takahashi wrote:
> Hi Oren,
>
> I'm now trying to port your patchset to x86_64, and find a tiny
> inconsistency issue.
>
>
> On 2008-10-30 at 09:51 -0400, Oren Laadan wrote:
>> +/* dump the thread_struct of a given task */
>> +int cr_write_thread(struct cr_ctx *ctx, struct task_struct *t)
>> +{
>> + struct cr_hdr h;
>> + struct cr_hdr_thread *hh = cr_hbuf_get(ctx, sizeof(*hh));
>> + struct thread_struct *thread;
>> + struct desc_struct *desc;
>> + int ntls = 0;
>> + int n, ret;
>> +
>> + h.type = CR_HDR_THREAD;
>> + h.len = sizeof(*hh);
>> + h.parent = task_pid_vnr(t);
>> +
>> + thread = &t->thread;
>> +
>> + /* calculate no. of TLS entries that follow */
>> + desc = thread->tls_array;
>> + for (n = GDT_ENTRY_TLS_ENTRIES; n > 0; n--, desc++) {
>> + if (desc->a || desc->b)
>> + ntls++;
>> + }
>> +
>> + hh->gdt_entry_tls_entries = GDT_ENTRY_TLS_ENTRIES;
>> + hh->sizeof_tls_array = sizeof(thread->tls_array);
>> + hh->ntls = ntls;
>> +
>> + ret = cr_write_obj(ctx, &h, hh);
>> + cr_hbuf_put(ctx, sizeof(*hh));
>> + if (ret < 0)
>> + return ret;
>
> Please add
> if (ntls == 0)
> return ret;
> because, in restart phase, reading TLS entries from the image file
> is skipped if hh->ntls == 0, which may incur inconsistency and fail
> to restart.
>

Will fix, thanks.

Oren.




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