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Subject[PATCH v18 06/80] cgroup freezer: Update stale locking comments
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From: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com>

Update stale comments regarding locking order and add a little more detail
so it's easier to follow the locking between the cgroup freezer and the
power management freezer code.

Signed-off-by: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Oren Laadan <orenl@cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Cedric Le Goater <legoater@free.fr>
Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com>
Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
---
kernel/cgroup_freezer.c | 21 +++++++++++++--------
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c b/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
index 765e2c1..22fce5d 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
@@ -88,10 +88,10 @@ struct cgroup_subsys freezer_subsys;

/* Locks taken and their ordering
* ------------------------------
- * css_set_lock
* cgroup_mutex (AKA cgroup_lock)
- * task->alloc_lock (AKA task_lock)
* freezer->lock
+ * css_set_lock
+ * task->alloc_lock (AKA task_lock)
* task->sighand->siglock
*
* cgroup code forces css_set_lock to be taken before task->alloc_lock
@@ -99,33 +99,38 @@ struct cgroup_subsys freezer_subsys;
* freezer_create(), freezer_destroy():
* cgroup_mutex [ by cgroup core ]
*
- * can_attach():
- * cgroup_mutex
+ * freezer_can_attach():
+ * cgroup_mutex (held by caller of can_attach)
*
- * cgroup_frozen():
+ * cgroup_freezing_or_frozen():
* task->alloc_lock (to get task's cgroup)
*
* freezer_fork() (preserving fork() performance means can't take cgroup_mutex):
- * task->alloc_lock (to get task's cgroup)
* freezer->lock
* sighand->siglock (if the cgroup is freezing)
*
* freezer_read():
* cgroup_mutex
* freezer->lock
+ * write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ * task->alloc_lock
* read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
*
* freezer_write() (freeze):
* cgroup_mutex
* freezer->lock
+ * write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ * task->alloc_lock
* read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
- * sighand->siglock
+ * sighand->siglock (fake signal delivery inside freeze_task())
*
* freezer_write() (unfreeze):
* cgroup_mutex
* freezer->lock
+ * write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ * task->alloc_lock
* read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
- * task->alloc_lock (to prevent races with freeze_task())
+ * task->alloc_lock (inside thaw_process(), prevents race with refrigerator())
* sighand->siglock
*/
static struct cgroup_subsys_state *freezer_create(struct cgroup_subsys *ss,
--
1.6.0.4


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