sched: Fix fork vs hotplug vs cpuset namespaces
authorPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:04:57 +0000 (21:04 +0100)
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:25:31 +0000 (23:25 +0100)
commitfabf318e5e4bda0aca2b0d617b191884fda62703
tree651b2ee4fb8f393d2fe93f133a5ec6129cb7a8e8
parent6d558c3ac9b6508d26fd5cadccce51fc9d726b1c
sched: Fix fork vs hotplug vs cpuset namespaces

There are a number of issues:

1) TASK_WAKING vs cgroup_clone (cpusets)

copy_process():

  sched_fork()
    child->state = TASK_WAKING; /* waiting for wake_up_new_task() */
  if (current->nsproxy != p->nsproxy)
     ns_cgroup_clone()
       cgroup_clone()
         mutex_lock(inode->i_mutex)
         mutex_lock(cgroup_mutex)
         cgroup_attach_task()
   ss->can_attach()
           ss->attach() [ -> cpuset_attach() ]
             cpuset_attach_task()
               set_cpus_allowed_ptr();
                 while (child->state == TASK_WAKING)
                   cpu_relax();
will deadlock the system.

2) cgroup_clone (cpusets) vs copy_process

So even if the above would work we still have:

copy_process():

  if (current->nsproxy != p->nsproxy)
     ns_cgroup_clone()
       cgroup_clone()
         mutex_lock(inode->i_mutex)
         mutex_lock(cgroup_mutex)
         cgroup_attach_task()
   ss->can_attach()
           ss->attach() [ -> cpuset_attach() ]
             cpuset_attach_task()
               set_cpus_allowed_ptr();
  ...

  p->cpus_allowed = current->cpus_allowed

over-writing the modified cpus_allowed.

3) fork() vs hotplug

  if we unplug the child's cpu after the sanity check when the child
  gets attached to the task_list but before wake_up_new_task() shit
  will meet with fan.

Solve all these issues by moving fork cpu selection into
wake_up_new_task().

Reported-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Tested-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <1264106190.4283.1314.camel@laptop>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
kernel/fork.c
kernel/sched.c