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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: get_cmdline use arg_lock instead of mmap_sem
On Wed 17-04-19 14:03:47, Michal Koutny wrote:
> The commit a3b609ef9f8b ("proc read mm's {arg,env}_{start,end} with mmap
> semaphore taken.") added synchronization of reading argument/environment
> boundaries under mmap_sem. Later commit 88aa7cc688d4 ("mm: introduce
> arg_lock to protect arg_start|end and env_start|end in mm_struct")
> avoided the coarse use of mmap_sem in similar situations.
>
> get_cmdline can also use arg_lock instead of mmap_sem when it reads the
> boundaries.

Don't we need to use the lock in prctl_set_mm as well then?

> Signed-off-by: Michal Koutný <mkoutny@suse.com>
> ---
> mm/util.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
> index d559bde497a9..568575cceefc 100644
> --- a/mm/util.c
> +++ b/mm/util.c
> @@ -758,12 +758,12 @@ int get_cmdline(struct task_struct *task, char *buffer, int buflen)
> if (!mm->arg_end)
> goto out_mm; /* Shh! No looking before we're done */
>
> - down_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> + spin_lock(&mm->arg_lock);
> arg_start = mm->arg_start;
> arg_end = mm->arg_end;
> env_start = mm->env_start;
> env_end = mm->env_end;
> - up_read(&mm->mmap_sem);
> + spin_unlock(&mm->arg_lock);
>
> len = arg_end - arg_start;
>
> --
> 2.16.4

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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