oom: __task_cred() need rcu_read_lock()
KOSAKI Motohiro [Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:13:39 +0000 (14:13 -0700)]
dump_tasks() needs to hold the RCU read lock around its access of the
target task's UID.  To this end it should use task_uid() as it only needs
that one thing from the creds.

The fact that dump_tasks() holds tasklist_lock is insufficient to prevent the
target process replacing its credentials on another CPU.

Then, this patch change to call rcu_read_lock() explicitly.

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[ INFO: suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage. ]
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mm/oom_kill.c:410 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!

other info that might help us debug this:

rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 1
4 locks held by kworker/1:2/651:
 #0:  (events){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff8106aae7>]
process_one_work+0x137/0x4a0
 #1:  (moom_work){+.+...}, at: [<ffffffff8106aae7>]
process_one_work+0x137/0x4a0
 #2:  (tasklist_lock){.+.+..}, at: [<ffffffff810fafd4>]
out_of_memory+0x164/0x3f0
 #3:  (&(&p->alloc_lock)->rlock){+.+...}, at: [<ffffffff810fa48e>]
find_lock_task_mm+0x2e/0x70

Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/oom_kill.c

index c48c5ef..fc81cb2 100644 (file)
@@ -372,7 +372,7 @@ static void dump_tasks(const struct mem_cgroup *mem)
                }
 
                pr_info("[%5d] %5d %5d %8lu %8lu %3u     %3d         %5d %s\n",
-                       task->pid, __task_cred(task)->uid, task->tgid,
+                       task->pid, task_uid(task), task->tgid,
                        task->mm->total_vm, get_mm_rss(task->mm),
                        task_cpu(task), task->signal->oom_adj,
                        task->signal->oom_score_adj, task->comm);