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Subject[patch 00/13] sched/treewide: Clean up various racy task affinity issues
While dealing with the fallout of the scheduler cleanups on RT, we found
several racy usage sites of the following scheme:

cpumask_copy(&save_cpus_allowed, &current->cpus_allowed);
set_cpus_allowed_ptr(current, cpumask_of(cpu));
do_stuff();
set_cpus_allowed_ptr(current, &save_cpus_allowed);

That's racy in two aspects:

1) Nothing prevents the CPU from being unplugged after the temporary
affinity setting is in place. This results on code being executed on the
wrong CPU(s).

2) Nothing prevents a concurrent affinity setting from user space. That
also results in code being executed on the wrong CPU(s) and the restore
of the previous affinity setting overwrites the new one.

Various variants of cleanups:

- Removal, because the calling thread is already guaranteed to run on the
correct CPU.

- Conversion to smp function calls (simple register read/write)

- Conversion to work_on_cpu(). There were even files containing comments
to that effect.

- The rest needs seperate hotplug protection for work_on_cpu(). To avoid open
coding the

get_online_cpus();
if (cpu_online(cpu))
ret = do_stuff();
else
ret = -ENODEV;
put_online_cpus();

scheme this series provides a new helper function work_on_cpu_safe()
which implements the above.

Aside of fixing these races this allows to restrict the access to
current->cpus_allowed with a follow up series.

Thanks,

tglx
---
arch/ia64/kernel/salinfo.c | 31 ++++-------
arch/ia64/kernel/topology.c | 6 --
arch/ia64/sn/kernel/sn2/sn_hwperf.c | 16 +++---
arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c | 26 ++++------
arch/sparc/kernel/sysfs.c | 36 +++----------
drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c | 10 +++
drivers/acpi/processor_throttling.c | 31 +++++------
drivers/cpufreq/ia64-acpi-cpufreq.c | 91 ++++++++++++++---------------------
drivers/cpufreq/sh-cpufreq.c | 45 ++++++++++-------
drivers/cpufreq/sparc-us2e-cpufreq.c | 45 ++++++++---------
drivers/cpufreq/sparc-us3-cpufreq.c | 46 ++++++-----------
drivers/crypto/n2_core.c | 31 ++++++-----
include/linux/workqueue.h | 5 +
kernel/workqueue.c | 23 ++++++++
14 files changed, 209 insertions(+), 233 deletions(-)



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