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Subject[PATCH 2/4] comm: Add lock-free task->comm accessor
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This patch adds __get_task_comm() which returns the task->comm value
without taking the comm_lock. This function may return null or
incomplete comm values, and is only present for performance critical
paths that can handle these pitfalls.

CC: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
CC: Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com>
CC: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
CC: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com>
CC: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
CC: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
CC: Dave Hansen <dave@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
CC: linux-mm@kvack.org
Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
---
fs/exec.c | 13 +++++++++++++
include/linux/sched.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 34fa611..7e79c97 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -996,6 +996,19 @@ static void flush_old_files(struct files_struct * files)
spin_unlock(&files->file_lock);
}

+/**
+ * __get_task_comm - Unlocked accessor to task comm value
+ *
+ * This function returns the task->comm value without
+ * taking the comm_lock. This method is only for performance
+ * critical paths, and may return a null or incomplete comm
+ * value.
+ */
+char *__get_task_comm(struct task_struct *tsk)
+{
+ return tsk->comm;
+}
+
char *get_task_comm(char *buf, struct task_struct *tsk)
{
unsigned long flags;
diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index f8a7cdf..5e3c25a 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -2189,6 +2189,7 @@ struct task_struct *fork_idle(int);

extern void set_task_comm(struct task_struct *tsk, char *from);
extern char *get_task_comm(char *to, struct task_struct *tsk);
+extern char *__get_task_comm(struct task_struct *tsk);

#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
extern unsigned long wait_task_inactive(struct task_struct *, long match_state);
--
1.7.3.2.146.gca209


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