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SubjectRe: [PATCH - take 2] knfsd: nfsd: Handle ERESTARTSYS from syscalls. (and possible kthread_stop changes)
On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:55:55 +1000
Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> wrote:

> On Sunday June 22, jlayton@redhat.com wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:20:59 +1000
> > Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > I think my leaning is just to remove the distinction. About the worst
> > > that can happen if the filesystem decides to respond to the signal is
> > > that you get a short write or a short read, both of which should be
> > > correctly handled by the client.
> > >
> >
> > Good points all around. If the sigmask juggling makes no sense, then
> > I'm OK with removing it. I'd prefer that we simplify the code rather
> > than trying to get clever with init scripts anyway...
> >
>
> Let's do it?
>

The idea looks reasonable, but the patch above doesn't apply to Bruce's
for-2.6.27 tree. The nfsd() function has changed a bit. Actually, I
think we can make this even simpler. kthreads start with all signals
ignored and the new patch enables all of the ones in SHUTDOWN_SIGS. So
I don't think we need any signal masking at all.

How about this patch? It should apply on top of the patchset already
in Bruce's tree.

------------[snip]--------------

Subject: [PATCH] knfsd: treat all shutdown signals as equivalent

knfsd currently uses 2 signal masks when processing requests. A "loose"
mask (SHUTDOWN_SIGS) that it uses when receiving network requests, and
then a more "strict" mask (ALLOWED_SIGS, which is just SIGKILL) that it
allows when doing the actual operation on the local storage.

This is apparently unnecessarily complicated. The underlying filesystem
should be able to sanely handle a signal in the middle of an operation.
This patch removes the signal mask handling from knfsd altogether. When
knfsd is started as a kthread, all signals are ignored. It then allows
all of the signals in SHUTDOWN_SIGS. There's no need to set the mask
as well.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
---
fs/nfsd/nfssvc.c | 20 ++------------------
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/nfsd/nfssvc.c b/fs/nfsd/nfssvc.c
index 96fdbca..d20a087 100644
--- a/fs/nfsd/nfssvc.c
+++ b/fs/nfsd/nfssvc.c
@@ -37,13 +37,7 @@

#define NFSDDBG_FACILITY NFSDDBG_SVC

-/* these signals will be delivered to an nfsd thread
- * when handling a request
- */
-#define ALLOWED_SIGS (sigmask(SIGKILL))
-/* these signals will be delivered to an nfsd thread
- * when not handling a request. i.e. when waiting
- */
+/* These signals can be used to shutdown an nfsd thread. */
#define SHUTDOWN_SIGS (sigmask(SIGKILL) | sigmask(SIGHUP) | sigmask(SIGINT) | sigmask(SIGQUIT))

extern struct svc_program nfsd_program;
@@ -414,7 +408,6 @@ nfsd(void *vrqstp)
{
struct svc_rqst *rqstp = (struct svc_rqst *) vrqstp;
struct fs_struct *fsp;
- sigset_t shutdown_mask, allowed_mask;
int err, preverr = 0;
unsigned int signo;

@@ -433,15 +426,12 @@ nfsd(void *vrqstp)
current->fs = fsp;
current->fs->umask = 0;

- siginitsetinv(&shutdown_mask, SHUTDOWN_SIGS);
- siginitsetinv(&allowed_mask, ALLOWED_SIGS);
-
/*
* thread is spawned with all signals set to SIG_IGN, re-enable
* the ones that matter
*/
for (signo = 1; signo <= _NSIG; signo++) {
- if (!sigismember(&shutdown_mask, signo))
+ if (siginmask(signo, SHUTDOWN_SIGS))
allow_signal(signo);
}

@@ -460,9 +450,6 @@ nfsd(void *vrqstp)
* The main request loop
*/
for (;;) {
- /* Block all but the shutdown signals */
- sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, &shutdown_mask, NULL);
-
/*
* Find a socket with data available and call its
* recvfrom routine.
@@ -487,9 +474,6 @@ nfsd(void *vrqstp)
/* Lock the export hash tables for reading. */
exp_readlock();

- /* Process request with signals blocked. */
- sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, &allowed_mask, NULL);
-
svc_process(rqstp);

/* Unlock export hash tables */
--
1.5.5.1


> >
> > The latest patch doesn't use kthread_stop with nfsd. I figured it was
> > best to avoid having multiple takedown methods, and since we're using
> > signals here anyway, I just kept signaling as the only way to take down
> > nfsd. Plus, as you mention -- all kthread_stop's are serialized, which
> > could have meant that nfsd's would take a long time to come down on a
> > busy box with a lot of them.
>
> Oh, good. I must have been looking at an old patch.
>
> >
> > As a side note, I'm not terribly thrilled with how kthread_stop is
> > implemented. I worry that a stuck kthread would block unrelated
> > kthreads from coming down. I did a patch 6 mos ago or so to make it so
> > that kthread_stop's could be done in parallel. The downside was that it
> > added a new field to the task_struct (which is already too bloated,
> > IMO). It might be worth resurrecting that at some point (possibly
> > making the new field a union with another field that's unused in
> > kthreads), or considering a different approach to parallelize
> > kthread_stop.
>
> One the one hand, kthreads are expected to not block and to check for
> kthread_should_stop very often, so this wouldn't be a problem.
> On the other hand, expectations like this are quickly invalidated, and
> the code probably should be fixed.
> I suspect we could do without adding anything to task_struct.
> Instead of just one kthread_stop_info, have a linked list, one entry
> for each thread being stopped at the moment. kthread_stop adds to
> the list, sets PF_EXITING (I hope that is safe) and wakes the process.
> kthread_should_stop tests PF_EXITING.
> When kthread() finishes, it does a linear search (the list should be
> short) and calls complete and the relevant .done.
>
> Something like this?
>
> NeilBrown
>
>
> diff --git a/kernel/kthread.c b/kernel/kthread.c
> index bd1b9ea..107290a 100644
> --- a/kernel/kthread.c
> +++ b/kernel/kthread.c
> @@ -39,12 +39,13 @@ struct kthread_stop_info
> struct task_struct *k;
> int err;
> struct completion done;
> + struct kthread_stp_info *next;
> };
>
> /* Thread stopping is done by setthing this var: lock serializes
> * multiple kthread_stop calls. */
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(kthread_stop_lock);
> -static struct kthread_stop_info kthread_stop_info;
> +static struct kthread_stop_info *kthread_stop_info;
>
> /**
> * kthread_should_stop - should this kthread return now?
> @@ -55,7 +56,7 @@ static struct kthread_stop_info kthread_stop_info;
> */
> int kthread_should_stop(void)
> {
> - return (kthread_stop_info.k == current);
> + return test_bit(PF_EXITING, &current.flags);
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(kthread_should_stop);
>
> @@ -80,8 +81,17 @@ static int kthread(void *_create)
>
> /* It might have exited on its own, w/o kthread_stop. Check. */
> if (kthread_should_stop()) {
> - kthread_stop_info.err = ret;
> - complete(&kthread_stop_info.done);
> + struct kthread_stop_info **ksip;
> + mutex_lock(&kthread_stop_lock);
> + for (ksip = &kthread_stop_info ; *ksip ; ksip = &(*ksip)->next)
> + if ((*ksip)->k == current)
> + break;
> + *ksip = (*ksip)->next;
> + (*ksip)->next = NULL;
> + mutex_unlock(&kthread_stop_lock);
> +
> + ksi->err = ret;
> + complete(&ksi->done);
> }
> return 0;
> }
> @@ -199,26 +209,20 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kthread_bind);
> int kthread_stop(struct task_struct *k)
> {
> int ret;
> + struct kthread_stop_info ksi;
>
> mutex_lock(&kthread_stop_lock);
>
> - /* It could exit after stop_info.k set, but before wake_up_process. */
> - get_task_struct(k);
> + init_completion(&ksi->done);
> + ksi->k = k;
>
> - /* Must init completion *before* thread sees kthread_stop_info.k */
> - init_completion(&kthread_stop_info.done);
> - smp_wmb();
> -
> - /* Now set kthread_should_stop() to true, and wake it up. */
> - kthread_stop_info.k = k;
> + set_bit(PF_EXITING, &k->flags);
> wake_up_process(k);
> - put_task_struct(k);
> + mutex_unlock(&kthread_stop_lock);
>
> - /* Once it dies, reset stop ptr, gather result and we're done. */
> - wait_for_completion(&kthread_stop_info.done);
> - kthread_stop_info.k = NULL;
> + /* Once it dies gather result and we're done. */
> + wait_for_completion(&ksi->done);
> ret = kthread_stop_info.err;
> - mutex_unlock(&kthread_stop_lock);
>
> return ret;
> }


That looks reasonable to me, though I tend to find standard list
functions easier to follow...

The main reason I was going to add a field to the task_struct was
because I wanted to make sure that kthread_should_stop() was a quick
operation. If we can just use PF_EXITING then that's definitely a
better scheme.

--
Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>


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