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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] avoid race condition in pick_next_task_fair in kernel/sched_fair.c
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    On Thu, 2010-12-23 at 13:12 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Thu, 2010-12-23 at 10:08 +0800, Yong Zhang wrote:
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015398us : enqueue_task_fair <-enqueue_task
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015398us : print_runqueue <-enqueue_task_fair
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015399us : __print_runqueue: cfs_rq: c2407c34, nr: 3, load: 3072
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015400us : __print_runqueue: curr: f6a8de5c, comm: systemd-cgroups/1251, load: 1024
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015401us : __print_runqueue: se: f69e6300, load: 1024,
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015401us : __print_runqueue: cfs_rq: f69e6540, nr: 2, load: 2048
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015402us : __print_runqueue: curr: (null)
    > > > systemd--1251 0d..5. 2015402us : __print_runqueue: se: f69e65a0, load: 4137574976,
    > >
    > > the load == f69e65a0 == address of se, odd
    >
    > This appears to be consistently true, I've also found that in between
    > these two prints, there is a free_sched_group() freeing that exact
    > entry. So post-print is a use-after-free artifact.
    >
    > What's interesting is that its freeing a cfs_rq struct with
    > nr_running=1, that should not be possible...
    >
    > /me goes stare at the whole cgroup task attach vs cgroup destruction
    > muck.

    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070793us : sched_destroy_group: se: f69e43c0, load: 1024
    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070794us : sched_destroy_group: cfs_rq: f69e4720, nr: 1, load: 1024
    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070794us : __print_runqueue: cfs_rq: f69e4720, nr: 1, load: 1024
    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070795us : __print_runqueue: curr: (null)
    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070796us : __print_runqueue: se: f6a8eb4c, comm: systemd-tmpfile/1243, load: 1024
    systemd-1 0d..1. 2070796us : _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore <-sched_destroy_group

    So somehow it manages to destroy a group with a task attached.


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