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SubjectRe: hit a KASan bug related to Perf during stress test
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 05:39:08PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 10/24, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> > --- a/kernel/events/core.c
> > +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
> > @@ -1257,7 +1257,14 @@ static u32 perf_event_pid(struct perf_event *event, struct task_struct *p)
> > if (event->parent)
> > event = event->parent;
> >
> > - return task_tgid_nr_ns(p, event->ns);
> > + /*
> > + * It is possible the task already got unhashed, in which case we
> > + * cannot determine the current->group_leader/real_parent.
> > + *
> > + * Also, report -1 to indicate unhashed, so as not to confused with
> > + * 0 for the idle task.
> > + */
> > + return pid_alive(p) ? task_tgid_nr_ns(p, event->ns) : ~0;
> > }
>
> Yes, but this _looks_ racy unless p == current. I mean, pid_alive() makes
> task_tgid_nr_ns() safe, but task_tgid_nr_ns() still can return zero _if_
> it can race with the exiting task.

So what serialization would close that race? __task_pid_nr_ns() only
seems to use RCU nothing more.


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