Freezer / cgroup freezer: Update stale locking comments
Matt Helsley [Mon, 10 May 2010 21:18:47 +0000 (23:18 +0200)]
Update stale comments regarding locking order and add a little more detail
so it's easier to follow the locking between the cgroup freezer and the
power management freezer code.

Signed-off-by: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>

kernel/cgroup_freezer.c

index e5c0244..ce71ed5 100644 (file)
@@ -89,10 +89,10 @@ struct cgroup_subsys freezer_subsys;
 
 /* Locks taken and their ordering
  * ------------------------------
- * css_set_lock
  * cgroup_mutex (AKA cgroup_lock)
- * task->alloc_lock (AKA task_lock)
  * freezer->lock
+ * css_set_lock
+ * task->alloc_lock (AKA task_lock)
  * task->sighand->siglock
  *
  * cgroup code forces css_set_lock to be taken before task->alloc_lock
@@ -100,33 +100,38 @@ struct cgroup_subsys freezer_subsys;
  * freezer_create(), freezer_destroy():
  * cgroup_mutex [ by cgroup core ]
  *
- * can_attach():
- * cgroup_mutex
+ * freezer_can_attach():
+ * cgroup_mutex (held by caller of can_attach)
  *
- * cgroup_frozen():
+ * cgroup_freezing_or_frozen():
  * task->alloc_lock (to get task's cgroup)
  *
  * freezer_fork() (preserving fork() performance means can't take cgroup_mutex):
- * task->alloc_lock (to get task's cgroup)
  * freezer->lock
  *  sighand->siglock (if the cgroup is freezing)
  *
  * freezer_read():
  * cgroup_mutex
  *  freezer->lock
+ *   write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ *    task->alloc_lock
  *   read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
  *
  * freezer_write() (freeze):
  * cgroup_mutex
  *  freezer->lock
+ *   write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ *    task->alloc_lock
  *   read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
- *    sighand->siglock
+ *    sighand->siglock (fake signal delivery inside freeze_task())
  *
  * freezer_write() (unfreeze):
  * cgroup_mutex
  *  freezer->lock
+ *   write_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
+ *    task->alloc_lock
  *   read_lock css_set_lock (cgroup iterator start)
- *    task->alloc_lock (to prevent races with freeze_task())
+ *    task->alloc_lock (inside thaw_process(), prevents race with refrigerator())
  *     sighand->siglock
  */
 static struct cgroup_subsys_state *freezer_create(struct cgroup_subsys *ss,