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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [PATCH v3] writeback: fix obtain a reference to a freeing memcg css
On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 12:32 AM Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> On Thu 20-05-21 11:45:23, Muchun Song wrote:
> > It seems like this patch has not been added to the linux-next
> > tree. Can anyone help with this? Thanks.
>
Hi,

> Muchun, did someone pickup this patch? I don't see it merged so unless

No, not yet.

> somebody yells, I'll pick it up to my tree and send it to Linus for rc2.

I'll be happy if you do that. Thanks.

>
> Honza
>
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 5:13 PM Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > The caller of wb_get_create() should pin the memcg, because
> > > wb_get_create() relies on this guarantee. The rcu read lock
> > > only can guarantee that the memcg css returned by css_from_id()
> > > cannot be released, but the reference of the memcg can be zero.
> > >
> > > rcu_read_lock()
> > > memcg_css = css_from_id()
> > > wb_get_create(memcg_css)
> > > cgwb_create(memcg_css)
> > > // css_get can change the ref counter from 0 back to 1
> > > css_get(memcg_css)
> > > rcu_read_unlock()
> > >
> > > Fix it by holding a reference to the css before calling
> > > wb_get_create(). This is not a problem I encountered in the
> > > real world. Just the result of a code review.
> > >
> > > Fixes: 682aa8e1a6a1 ("writeback: implement unlocked_inode_to_wb transaction and use it for stat updates")
> > > Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>
> > > Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> > > ---
> > > Changelog in v3:
> > > 1. Do not change GFP_ATOMIC.
> > > 2. Update commit log.
> > >
> > > Thanks for Michal's review and suggestions.
> > >
> > > Changelog in v2:
> > > 1. Replace GFP_ATOMIC with GFP_NOIO suggested by Matthew.
> > >
> > >
> > > fs/fs-writeback.c | 9 +++++++--
> > > 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
> > > index 3ac002561327..dedde99da40d 100644
> > > --- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
> > > +++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
> > > @@ -506,9 +506,14 @@ static void inode_switch_wbs(struct inode *inode, int new_wb_id)
> > > /* find and pin the new wb */
> > > rcu_read_lock();
> > > memcg_css = css_from_id(new_wb_id, &memory_cgrp_subsys);
> > > - if (memcg_css)
> > > - isw->new_wb = wb_get_create(bdi, memcg_css, GFP_ATOMIC);
> > > + if (memcg_css && !css_tryget(memcg_css))
> > > + memcg_css = NULL;
> > > rcu_read_unlock();
> > > + if (!memcg_css)
> > > + goto out_free;
> > > +
> > > + isw->new_wb = wb_get_create(bdi, memcg_css, GFP_ATOMIC);
> > > + css_put(memcg_css);
> > > if (!isw->new_wb)
> > > goto out_free;
> > >
> > > --
> > > 2.11.0
> > >
> --
> Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
> SUSE Labs, CR

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