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2009-07-17kernel: is_current_single_threaded: don't use ->mmap_semOleg Nesterov
is_current_single_threaded() can safely miss a freshly forked CLONE_VM task, but in this case it must not miss its parent. That is why we take mm->mmap_sem for writing to make sure a thread/task with the same ->mm can't pass exit_mm() and disappear. However we can avoid ->mmap_sem and rely on rcu/barriers: - if we do not see the exiting parent on thread/process list we see the result of list_del_rcu(), in this case we must also see the result of list_add_rcu() which does wmb(). - if we do see the parent but its ->mm == NULL, we need rmb() to make sure we can't miss the child. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
2009-07-17kernel: rename is_single_threaded(task) to current_is_single_threaded(void)Oleg Nesterov
- is_single_threaded(task) is not safe unless task == current, we can't use task->signal or task->mm. - it doesn't make sense unless task == current, the task can fork right after the check. Rename it to current_is_single_threaded() and kill the argument. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Acked-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
2009-07-17kernel: fix is_single_threadedOleg Nesterov
- Fix the comment, is_single_threaded(p) actually means that nobody shares ->mm with p. I think this helper should be renamed, and it should not have arguments. With or without this patch it must not be used unless p == current, otherwise we can't safely use p->signal or p->mm. - "if (atomic_read(&p->signal->count) != 1)" is not right when we have a zombie group leader, use signal->live instead. - Add PF_KTHREAD check to skip kernel threads which may borrow p->mm, otherwise we can return the wrong "false". - Use for_each_process() instead of do_each_thread(), all threads must use the same ->mm. - Use down_write(mm->mmap_sem) + rcu_read_lock() instead of tasklist_lock to iterate over the process list. If there is another CLONE_VM process it can't pass exit_mm() which takes the same mm->mmap_sem. We can miss a freshly forked CLONE_VM task, but this doesn't matter because we must see its parent and return false. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
2008-11-14CRED: Rename is_single_threaded() to is_wq_single_threaded()David Howells
Rename is_single_threaded() to is_wq_single_threaded() so that a new is_single_threaded() can be created that refers to tasks rather than waitqueues. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>