kernel: fix is_single_threaded
Oleg Nesterov [Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:09:36 +0000 (09:09 +1000)]
- 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>

lib/is_single_threaded.c

index f1ed2fe..2762516 100644 (file)
 
 #include <linux/sched.h>
 
-/**
- * is_single_threaded - Determine if a thread group is single-threaded or not
- * @p: A task in the thread group in question
- *
- * This returns true if the thread group to which a task belongs is single
- * threaded, false if it is not.
+/*
+ * Returns true if the task does not share ->mm with another thread/process.
  */
-bool is_single_threaded(struct task_struct *p)
+bool is_single_threaded(struct task_struct *task)
 {
-       struct task_struct *g, *t;
-       struct mm_struct *mm = p->mm;
-
-       if (atomic_read(&p->signal->count) != 1)
-               goto no;
-
-       if (atomic_read(&p->mm->mm_users) != 1) {
-               read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
-               do_each_thread(g, t) {
-                       if (t->mm == mm && t != p)
-                               goto no_unlock;
-               } while_each_thread(g, t);
-               read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
-       }
+       struct mm_struct *mm = task->mm;
+       struct task_struct *p, *t;
+       bool ret;
+
+       might_sleep();
+
+       if (atomic_read(&task->signal->live) != 1)
+               return false;
 
-       return true;
+       if (atomic_read(&mm->mm_users) == 1)
+               return true;
+
+       ret = false;
+       down_write(&mm->mmap_sem);
+       rcu_read_lock();
+       for_each_process(p) {
+               if (unlikely(p->flags & PF_KTHREAD))
+                       continue;
+               if (unlikely(p == task->group_leader))
+                       continue;
+
+               t = p;
+               do {
+                       if (unlikely(t->mm == mm))
+                               goto found;
+                       if (likely(t->mm))
+                               break;
+               } while_each_thread(p, t);
+       }
+       ret = true;
+found:
+       rcu_read_unlock();
+       up_write(&mm->mmap_sem);
 
-no_unlock:
-       read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
-no:
-       return false;
+       return ret;
 }