mm: correctly synchronize rss-counters at exit/exec
authorKonstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org>
Thu, 7 Jun 2012 21:21:14 +0000 (14:21 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Thu, 7 Jun 2012 21:43:55 +0000 (14:43 -0700)
commit40af1bbdca47e5c8a2044039bb78ca8fd8b20f94
tree70b5a21579f8b0137c09e54d523246d84be93430
parent39caa0916ef27cf1da5026eb708a2b8413156f75
mm: correctly synchronize rss-counters at exit/exec

mm->rss_stat counters have per-task delta: task->rss_stat.  Before
changing task->mm pointer the kernel must flush this delta with
sync_mm_rss().

do_exit() already calls sync_mm_rss() to flush the rss-counters before
committing the rss statistics into task->signal->maxrss, taskstats,
audit and other stuff.  Unfortunately the kernel does this before
calling mm_release(), which can call put_user() for processing
task->clear_child_tid.  So at this point we can trigger page-faults and
task->rss_stat becomes non-zero again.  As a result mm->rss_stat becomes
inconsistent and check_mm() will print something like this:

| BUG: Bad rss-counter state mm:ffff88020813c380 idx:1 val:-1
| BUG: Bad rss-counter state mm:ffff88020813c380 idx:2 val:1

This patch moves sync_mm_rss() into mm_release(), and moves mm_release()
out of do_exit() and calls it earlier.  After mm_release() there should
be no pagefaults.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweak comment]
Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org>
Reported-by: Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@trippelsdorf.de>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.4.x]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
fs/exec.c
kernel/exit.c
kernel/fork.c