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SubjectRe: [RFC v8][PATCH 05/12] x86 support for checkpoint/restart
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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.
> + /* for simplicity dump the entire array, cherry-pick upon restart */
> + ret = cr_kwrite(ctx, thread->tls_array, sizeof(thread->tls_array));
> +
> + cr_debug("ntls %d\n", ntls);
> +
> + /* IGNORE RESTART BLOCKS FOR NOW ... */
> +
> + return ret;
> +}
(snip)
> +/* read the thread_struct into the current task */
> +int cr_read_thread(struct cr_ctx *ctx)
> +{
> + struct cr_hdr_thread *hh = cr_hbuf_get(ctx, sizeof(*hh));
> + struct task_struct *t = current;
> + struct thread_struct *thread = &t->thread;
> + int parent, ret;
> +
> + parent = cr_read_obj_type(ctx, hh, sizeof(*hh), CR_HDR_THREAD);
> + if (parent < 0) {
> + ret = parent;
> + goto out;
> + }
> +
> + ret = -EINVAL;
> +
> +#if 0 /* activate when containers are used */
> + if (parent != task_pid_vnr(t))
> + goto out;
> +#endif
> + cr_debug("ntls %d\n", hh->ntls);
> +
> + if (hh->gdt_entry_tls_entries != GDT_ENTRY_TLS_ENTRIES ||
> + hh->sizeof_tls_array != sizeof(thread->tls_array) ||
> + hh->ntls < 0 || hh->ntls > GDT_ENTRY_TLS_ENTRIES)
> + goto out;
> +
> + if (hh->ntls > 0) {
> + struct desc_struct *desc;
> + int size, cpu;
> +
> + /*
> + * restore TLS by hand: why convert to struct user_desc if
> + * sys_set_thread_entry() will convert it back ?
> + */
> +
> + size = sizeof(*desc) * GDT_ENTRY_TLS_ENTRIES;
> + desc = kmalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL);
> + if (!desc)
> + return -ENOMEM;
> +
> + ret = cr_kread(ctx, desc, size);
> + if (ret >= 0) {
> + /*
> + * FIX: add sanity checks (eg. that values makes
> + * sense, that we don't overwrite old values, etc
> + */
> + cpu = get_cpu();
> + memcpy(thread->tls_array, desc, size);
> + load_TLS(thread, cpu);
> + put_cpu();
> + }
> + kfree(desc);
> + }
> +
> + ret = 0;
> + out:
> + cr_hbuf_put(ctx, sizeof(*hh));
> + return ret;
> +}


Thanks,

Masahiko.

---
Masahiko Takahashi / m-takahashi@ex.jp.nec.com


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