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Subject[010/123] sched: revert stable c6fc81a sched: Fix a race between ttwu() and migrate_task()
From: Mike Galbraith <>

This commit does not appear to have been meant for 32-stable, and causes ltp's
cpusets testcases to fail, revert it.

Original commit text:

sched: Fix a race between ttwu() and migrate_task()

Based on commit e2912009fb7b715728311b0d8fe327a1432b3f79 upstream, but
done differently as this issue is not present in .33 or .34 kernels due
to rework in this area.

If a task is in the TASK_WAITING state, then try_to_wake_up() is working
on it, and it will place it on the correct cpu.

This commit ensures that neither migrate_task() nor __migrate_task()
calls set_task_cpu(p) while p is in the TASK_WAKING state. Otherwise,
there could be two concurrent calls to set_task_cpu(p), resulting in
the task's cfs_rq being inconsistent with its cpu.

Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

kernel/sched.c | 9 ++++-----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -2123,10 +2123,12 @@ migrate_task(struct task_struct *p, int

* If the task is not on a runqueue (and not running), then
- * the next wake-up will properly place the task.
+ * it is sufficient to simply update the task's cpu field.
- if (!p->se.on_rq && !task_running(rq, p))
+ if (!p->se.on_rq && !task_running(rq, p)) {
+ set_task_cpu(p, dest_cpu);
return 0;
+ }

req->task = p;
@@ -7217,9 +7219,6 @@ static int __migrate_task(struct task_st
/* Already moved. */
if (task_cpu(p) != src_cpu)
goto done;
- /* Waking up, don't get in the way of try_to_wake_up(). */
- if (p->state == TASK_WAKING)
- goto fail;
/* Affinity changed (again). */
if (!cpumask_test_cpu(dest_cpu, &p->cpus_allowed))
goto fail;

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