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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] pid: add pidfd_open()
On 05/15, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 04:38:58PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >
> > it seems that you can do a single check
> >
> > tsk = pid_task(p, PIDTYPE_TGID);
> > if (!tsk)
> > ret = -ESRCH;
> >
> > this even looks more correct if we race with exec changing the leader.
> The logic here being that you can only reach the thread_group leader
> from struct pid if PIDTYPE_PID == PIDTYPE_TGID for this struct pid?

Not exactly... it is not that PIDTYPE_PID == PIDTYPE_TGID for this pid,
struct pid has no "type" or something like this.

The logic is that pid->tasks[PIDTYPE_XXX] is the list of task which use
this pid as "XXX" type.

For example, clone(CLONE_THREAD) creates a pid which has a single non-
empty list, pid->tasks[PIDTYPE_PID]. This pid can't be used as TGID or

So if pid_task(PIDTYPE_TGID) returns non-NULL we know that this pid was
used for a group-leader, see copy_process() which does

if (thread_group_leader(p))
attach_pid(p, PIDTYPE_TGID);

If we race with exec which changes the leader pid_task(TGID) can return
the old leader. We do not care, but this means that we should not check


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