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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: fix another race when reading /proc/sched_debug
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On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 09:25 +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 10:54 +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> >>> i merged it up in tip/master, could you please check whether it's ok?
> >>>
> >> Sorry, though this patch avoids accessing a half-created cgroup, but I found
> >> current code may access a cgroup which has been destroyed.
> >>
> >> The simplest fix is to take cgroup_lock() before for_each_leaf_cfs_rq.
> >>
> >> Could you revert this patch and apply the following new one? My box has
> >> survived for 16 hours with it applied.
> >>
> >> ==========
> >>
> >> From: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
> >> Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:53:28 +0800
> >> Subject: [PATCH] sched: fix another race when reading /proc/sched_debug
> >>
> >> I fixed an oops with the following commit:
> >>
> >> | commit 24eb089950ce44603b30a3145a2c8520e2b55bb1
> >> | Author: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
> >> | Date: Thu Nov 6 12:53:32 2008 -0800
> >> |
> >> | cgroups: fix invalid cgrp->dentry before cgroup has been completely removed
> >> |
> >> | This fixes an oops when reading /proc/sched_debug.
> >>
> >> The above commit fixed a race that reading /proc/sched_debug may access
> >> NULL cgrp->dentry if a cgroup is being removed (via cgroup_rmdir), but
> >> hasn't been destroyed (via cgroup_diput).
> >>
> >> But I found there's another different race, in that reading sched_debug
> >> may access a cgroup which is being created or has been destroyed, and thus
> >> dereference NULL cgrp->dentry!
> >>
> >> task_group is added to the global list while the cgroup is being created,
> >> and is removed from the global list while the cgroup is under destruction.
> >> So running through the list should be protected by cgroup_lock(), if
> >> cgroup data will be accessed (here by calling cgroup_path).
> >
> > Can't we detect a dead task-group and skip those instead of adding this
> > global lock?
> >
>
> I tried it, but I don't think it's feasable, without lock syncronization:
>
> | print_cfs_rq()
> | check task_group is dead
> cgroup_diput() |
> .. |
> mark task_group as dead |
> .. |
> kfree(cgrp) |
> | call cgroup_path()

rcu free cgrp





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