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authorPaul Menage <menage@google.com>2008-12-15 13:54:22 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-12-15 16:27:07 -0800
commit307257cf475aac25db30b669987f13d90c934e3a (patch)
tree393a2c87fd1834aed3e686b65ba5479bae871b0d
parent38aefbc585c5d86df101e7644bff2c47112783d4 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-307257cf475aac25db30b669987f13d90c934e3a.tar.gz
cgroups: fix a race between rmdir and remount
When a cgroup is removed, it's unlinked from its parent's children list, but not actually freed until the last dentry on it is released (at which point cgrp->root->number_of_cgroups is decremented). Currently rebind_subsystems checks for the top cgroup's child list being empty in order to rebind subsystems into or out of a hierarchy - this can result in the set of subsystems bound to a hierarchy being removed-but-not-freed cgroup. The simplest fix for this is to forbid remounts that change the set of subsystems on a hierarchy that has removed-but-not-freed cgroups. This bug can be reproduced via: mkdir /mnt/cg mount -t cgroup -o ns,freezer cgroup /mnt/cg mkdir /mnt/cg/foo sleep 1h < /mnt/cg/foo & rmdir /mnt/cg/foo mount -t cgroup -o remount,ns,devices,freezer cgroup /mnt/cg kill $! Though the above will cause oops in -mm only but not mainline, but the bug can cause memory leak in mainline (and even oops) Signed-off-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Reviewed-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--kernel/cgroup.c2
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup.c
index fe00b3b983a8..8185a0f09594 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup.c
@@ -702,7 +702,7 @@ static int rebind_subsystems(struct cgroupfs_root *root,
* any child cgroups exist. This is theoretically supportable
* but involves complex error handling, so it's being left until
* later */
- if (!list_empty(&cgrp->children))
+ if (root->number_of_cgroups > 1)
return -EBUSY;
/* Process each subsystem */