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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 3.0-rc2-tip 4/22] 4: Uprobes: register/unregister probes.
* Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> [2011-06-15 19:41:59]:

> On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 18:29 +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > 1. Use mm->owner and walk thro the thread_group of mm->owner, siblings
> > of mm->owner, siblings of parent of mm->owner. This should be
> > good list to traverse. Not sure if this is an exhaustive
> > enough list that all tasks that have a mm set to this mm_struct are
> > walked through.
>
> As per copy_process():
>
> /*
> * Thread groups must share signals as well, and detached threads
> * can only be started up within the thread group.
> */
> if ((clone_flags & CLONE_THREAD) && !(clone_flags & CLONE_SIGHAND))
> return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
>
> /*
> * Shared signal handlers imply shared VM. By way of the above,
> * thread groups also imply shared VM. Blocking this case allows
> * for various simplifications in other code.
> */
> if ((clone_flags & CLONE_SIGHAND) && !(clone_flags & CLONE_VM))
> return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
>
> CLONE_THREAD implies CLONE_VM, but not the other way around, we
> therefore would be able to CLONE_VM and not be part of the primary
> owner's thread group.
>
> This is of course all terribly sad..

Agree,

If clone(CLONE_VM) were to be done by a thread_group leader, we can walk
thro the siblings of parent of mm->owner.

However if clone(CLONE_VM) were to be done by non thread_group_leader
thread, then we dont even seem to add it to the init_task. i.e I dont
think we can refer to such a thread even when we walk thro
do_each_thread(g,t) { .. } while_each_thread(g,t);
right?

--
Thanks and Regards
Srikar


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