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authorShailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com>2006-08-31 21:27:38 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-01 11:39:08 -0700
commit35df17c57cecb08f0120fb18926325f1093dc429 (patch)
treedc79780b3133e55dc591e35238fdb313e8e0219e /kernel/exit.c
parent30f3174d1c506db2c6d2c1dddc9c064e741d6b76 (diff)
downloadlinux-35df17c57cecb08f0120fb18926325f1093dc429.tar.gz
[PATCH] task delay accounting fixes
Cleanup allocation and freeing of tsk->delays used by delay accounting. This solves two problems reported for delay accounting: 1. oops in __delayacct_blkio_ticks http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0608.2/1844.html Currently tsk->delays is getting freed too early in task exit which can cause a NULL tsk->delays to get accessed via reading of /proc/<tgid>/stats. The patch fixes this problem by freeing tsk->delays closer to when task_struct itself is freed up. As a result, it also eliminates the use of tsk->delays_lock which was only being used (inadequately) to safeguard access to tsk->delays while a task was exiting. 2. Possible memory leak in kernel/delayacct.c http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0608.2/1389.html The patch cleans up tsk->delays allocations after a bad fork which was missing earlier. The patch has been tested to fix the problems listed above and stress tested with rapid calls to delay accounting's taskstats command interface (which is the other path that can access the same data, besides the /proc interface causing the oops above). Signed-off-by: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/exit.c')
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diff --git a/kernel/exit.c b/kernel/exit.c
index dba194a8d41..a4c19a52ce4 100644
--- a/kernel/exit.c
+++ b/kernel/exit.c
@@ -908,7 +908,6 @@ fastcall NORET_TYPE void do_exit(long code)
audit_free(tsk);
taskstats_exit_send(tsk, tidstats, group_dead, mycpu);
taskstats_exit_free(tidstats);
- delayacct_tsk_exit(tsk);
exit_mm(tsk);