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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: fix another race when reading /proc/sched_debug
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:39:18 +0800
Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> Paul Menage wrote:
> > I sent out some patches last week (search for hierarchy_mutex) that would
> > mean that you'd only need to take a subsystem-local lock to keep a cgroup
> > alive. People seemed to like them so I'll tweak them based on feedback and
> > send them on to Andrew.
> >
>
> Unfortunately, AFAICS the proposed hierarchy_mutex can't solve this bug. :(
>
Hmm ? how about this way if cgroup->dentry is problem ?

at creation:
- cpu_cgroup_populate() should record "tg" that "this cgroup has valid dentry"
at deletion
- css_tryget() will be useful to avoid the race.

thx,
-Kame

> > Paul
> >
> > On Dec 14, 2008 4:48 AM, "Peter Zijlstra" <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 10:54 +0800, Li Zefan wrote: > > i merged it up in
> > tip/master, could you pleas...
> > Can't we detect a dead task-group and skip those instead of adding this
> > global lock?
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> > --- > kernel/sched_fair.c
> > | 6 ++++++ > kerne...
> >
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