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authorThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2014-11-23 23:04:52 +0100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-11-23 14:14:40 -0800
commit90e362f4a75d0911ca75e5cd95591a6cf1f169dc (patch)
parent00c89b2f1111b61e924f49fc79b7d9851fce249d (diff)
sched: Provide update_curr callbacks for stop/idle scheduling classes
Chris bisected a NULL pointer deference in task_sched_runtime() to commit 6e998916dfe3 'sched/cputime: Fix clock_nanosleep()/clock_gettime() inconsistency'. Chris observed crashes in atop or other /proc walking programs when he started fork bombs on his machine. He assumed that this is a new exit race, but that does not make any sense when looking at that commit. What's interesting is that, the commit provides update_curr callbacks for all scheduling classes except stop_task and idle_task. While nothing can ever hit that via the clock_nanosleep() and clock_gettime() interfaces, which have been the target of the commit in question, the author obviously forgot that there are other code paths which invoke task_sched_runtime() do_task_stat(() thread_group_cputime_adjusted() thread_group_cputime() task_cputime() task_sched_runtime() if (task_current(rq, p) && task_on_rq_queued(p)) { update_rq_clock(rq); up->sched_class->update_curr(rq); } If the stats are read for a stomp machine task, aka 'migration/N' and that task is current on its cpu, this will happily call the NULL pointer of stop_task->update_curr. Ooops. Chris observation that this happens faster when he runs the fork bomb makes sense as the fork bomb will kick migration threads more often so the probability to hit the issue will increase. Add the missing update_curr callbacks to the scheduler classes stop_task and idle_task. While idle tasks cannot be monitored via /proc we have other means to hit the idle case. Fixes: 6e998916dfe3 'sched/cputime: Fix clock_nanosleep()/clock_gettime() inconsistency' Reported-by: Chris Mason <clm@fb.com> Reported-and-tested-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2 files changed, 10 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/sched/idle_task.c b/kernel/sched/idle_task.c
index 67ad4e7f506a..c65dac8c97cd 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/idle_task.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/idle_task.c
@@ -75,6 +75,10 @@ static unsigned int get_rr_interval_idle(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *task
return 0;
+static void update_curr_idle(struct rq *rq)
* Simple, special scheduling class for the per-CPU idle tasks:
@@ -101,4 +105,5 @@ const struct sched_class idle_sched_class = {
.prio_changed = prio_changed_idle,
.switched_to = switched_to_idle,
+ .update_curr = update_curr_idle,
diff --git a/kernel/sched/stop_task.c b/kernel/sched/stop_task.c
index 67426e529f59..79ffec45a6ac 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/stop_task.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/stop_task.c
@@ -102,6 +102,10 @@ get_rr_interval_stop(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *task)
return 0;
+static void update_curr_stop(struct rq *rq)
* Simple, special scheduling class for the per-CPU stop tasks:
@@ -128,4 +132,5 @@ const struct sched_class stop_sched_class = {
.prio_changed = prio_changed_stop,
.switched_to = switched_to_stop,
+ .update_curr = update_curr_stop,