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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 4/5] sched/core: Prevent race condition between cpuset and __sched_setscheduler()
On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 10:51:43AM +0100, Juri Lelli wrote:
> On 04/02/19 13:10, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:47:38AM +0100, Juri Lelli wrote:
> > > No synchronisation mechanism exists between the cpuset subsystem and calls
> > > to function __sched_setscheduler(). As such, it is possible that new root
> > > domains are created on the cpuset side while a deadline acceptance test
> > > is carried out in __sched_setscheduler(), leading to a potential oversell
> > > of CPU bandwidth.
> > >
> > > Grab callback_lock from core scheduler, so to prevent situations such as
> > > the one described above from happening.
> >
> > > diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > > index f5263383170e..d928a42b8852 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > > @@ -4224,6 +4224,13 @@ static int __sched_setscheduler(struct task_struct *p,
> > > rq = task_rq_lock(p, &rf);
> > > update_rq_clock(rq);
> > >
> > > + /*
> > > + * Make sure we don't race with the cpuset subsystem where root
> > > + * domains can be rebuilt or modified while operations like DL
> > > + * admission checks are carried out.
> > > + */
> > > + cpuset_read_only_lock();
> > > +
> > > /*
> > > * Changing the policy of the stop threads its a very bad idea:
> > > */
> > > @@ -4285,6 +4292,7 @@ static int __sched_setscheduler(struct task_struct *p,
> > > /* Re-check policy now with rq lock held: */
> > > if (unlikely(oldpolicy != -1 && oldpolicy != p->policy)) {
> > > policy = oldpolicy = -1;
> > > + cpuset_read_only_unlock();
> > > task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &rf);
> > > goto recheck;
> > > }
> > > @@ -4342,6 +4350,7 @@ static int __sched_setscheduler(struct task_struct *p,
> > >
> > > /* Avoid rq from going away on us: */
> > > preempt_disable();
> > > + cpuset_read_only_unlock();
> > > task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &rf);
> > >
> > > if (pi)
> > > @@ -4354,6 +4363,7 @@ static int __sched_setscheduler(struct task_struct *p,
> > > return 0;
> > >
> > > unlock:
> > > + cpuset_read_only_unlock();
> > > task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &rf);
> > > return retval;
> > > }
> >
> > Why take callback_lock inside rq->lock and not the other way around?
> > AFAICT there is no pre-existing order so we can pick one here.
>
> I dediced to go for this order because if we do the other way around
> grabbing callback_lock should have to also disable irqs, no? And I
> didn't want to modify task_rq_lock; or at least this approach seemed
> less intrusive code-wide.

Ah, but this way around we add the wait-time of callback_lock to
rq_lock, which seems undesirable because rq_lock is a far hotter lock in
general, right?

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