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Subject[patch] Re: [RFC GIT PULL] scheduler fix for autogroups
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On Sun, 2012-12-02 at 11:36 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote: 
> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > * Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sat, 2012-12-01 at 22:44 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >>
> >> > Should we use some other file for that - or no file at all and
> >> > just emit a bootup printk for kernel hackers with a short
> >> > attention span?
> >>
> >> Or, whack the file and don't bother with a printk either. If
> >> it's in your config, and your command line doesn't contain
> >> noautogroup, it's on, so the info is already present (until
> >> buffer gets full). That makes for even fewer lines dedicated
> >> to dinky sideline feature.
> >>
> >> Or (as previously mentioned) just depreciate (or rip out) the
> >> whole thing since systemd is propagating everywhere anyway,
> >> and offers the same functionality.
> >>
> >> For 3.7, a revert of 800d4d30c8f2 would prevent the explosion
> >> when folks play with the now non-functional on/off switch
> >> (task groups are required to _always_ exist, that commit
> >> busted the autogroup assumption), so is perhaps a viable
> >> quickfix until autogroups fate is decided?
> >
> > Linus, which one would be your preference? I'm fine with the
> > first and third options - #2 that rips it all out looks like
> > a sad removal of an otherwise useful feature.
>
> I suspect #3 is the best option right now - just revert 800d4d30c8f2.
>
> Willing to write a changelog with the pointer to the actual oops that
> happens due to this issue?

I don't have a link, so reproduced/captured it. With systemd-sysvinit
(bleh) installed, it's trivial to reproduce:

Add echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/sched_autogroup_enabled to /root/.bashrc
(or wherever), boot box, type reboot, box explodes.

revert 800d4d30 sched, autogroup: Stop going ahead if autogroup is disabled

Between 8323f26ce and 800d4d30, autogroup is a wreck. With both
applied, all you have to do to crash a box is disable autogroup
during boot up, then reboot.. boom, NULL pointer dereference due
to 800d4d30 not allowing autogroup to move things, and 8323f26ce
making that the only way to switch runqueues.

[ 202.187747] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
[ 202.191644] IP: [<ffffffff81063ac0>] effective_load.isra.43+0x50/0x90
[ 202.191644] PGD 220a74067 PUD 220402067 PMD 0
[ 202.191644] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 202.191644] Modules linked in: nfs nfsd fscache lockd nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc exportfs bridge stp cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_userspace cpufreq_powersave acpi_cpufreq mperf ext3 jbd fuse nls_iso8859_1 snd_hda_codec_realtek nls_cp437 snd_hda_intel vfat fat snd_hda_codec e1000e sr_mod snd_hwdep cdrom snd_pcm sg snd_timer usb_storage snd firewire_ohci usb_libusual firewire_core soundcore uas snd_page_alloc i2c_i801 coretemp edd microcode hid_generic button crc_itu_t ipv6 autofs4 ext4 mbcache jbd2 crc16 usbhid hid sd_mod uhci_hcd ahci libahci libata rtc_cmos ehci_hcd scsi_mod thermal fan usbcore processor usb_common
[ 202.191644] CPU 0
[ 202.191644] Pid: 7047, comm: systemd-user-se Not tainted 3.6.8-smp #7 MEDIONPC MS-7502/MS-7502
[ 202.191644] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81063ac0>] [<ffffffff81063ac0>] effective_load.isra.43+0x50/0x90
[ 202.191644] RSP: 0018:ffff880221ddfbd8 EFLAGS: 00010086
[ 202.191644] RAX: 0000000000000400 RBX: ffff88022621d880 RCX: 0000000000000000
[ 202.191644] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000002 RDI: ffff880220a363a0
[ 202.191644] RBP: ffff880221ddfbd8 R08: 0000000000000400 R09: 00000000000115c0
[ 202.191644] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000400 R12: ffff8802214ed180
[ 202.191644] R13: 00000000000003fd R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000003
[ 202.191644] FS: 00007f174a81c7a0(0000) GS:ffff88022fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[ 202.191644] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[ 202.191644] CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 0000000221fad000 CR4: 00000000000007f0
[ 202.191644] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
[ 202.191644] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
[ 202.191644] Process systemd-user-se (pid: 7047, threadinfo ffff880221dde000, task ffff88022618b3a0)
[ 202.191644] Stack:
[ 202.191644] ffff880221ddfc88 ffffffff81063d55 0000000000000400 00000000000115c0
[ 202.191644] ffff88022235c218 ffffffff814ef9e8 ffffea0000000000 ffff88022621d880
[ 202.191644] ffff880227007200 ffffffff00000003 0000000000000010 0000000000018f38
[ 202.191644] Call Trace:
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff81063d55>] select_task_rq_fair+0x255/0x780
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810607e6>] try_to_wake_up+0x156/0x2c0
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff8106098b>] wake_up_state+0xb/0x10
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff81044f88>] signal_wake_up+0x28/0x40
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff81045406>] complete_signal+0x1d6/0x250
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810455f0>] __send_signal+0x170/0x310
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810457d0>] send_signal+0x40/0x80
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff81046257>] do_send_sig_info+0x47/0x90
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff8104649a>] group_send_sig_info+0x4a/0x70
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810465ba>] kill_pid_info+0x3a/0x60
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff81047ac7>] sys_kill+0x97/0x1a0
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810ebc10>] ? vfs_read+0x120/0x160
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff810ebc95>] ? sys_read+0x45/0x90
[ 202.191644] [<ffffffff8134bde2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 202.191644] Code: 49 0f af 41 50 31 d2 49 f7 f0 48 83 f8 01 48 0f 46 c6 48 2b 07 48 8b bf 40 01 00 00 48 85 ff 74 3a 45 31 c0 48 8b 8f 50 01 00 00 <48> 8b 11 4c 8b 89 80 00 00 00 49 89 d2 48 01 d0 45 8b 59 58 4c
[ 202.191644] RIP [<ffffffff81063ac0>] effective_load.isra.43+0x50/0x90
[ 202.191644] RSP <ffff880221ddfbd8>
[ 202.191644] CR2: 0000000000000000

Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@gmail.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

---
kernel/sched/auto_group.c | 4 ----
kernel/sched/auto_group.h | 5 -----
2 files changed, 9 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/sched/auto_group.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/auto_group.c
@@ -143,15 +143,11 @@ autogroup_move_group(struct task_struct

p->signal->autogroup = autogroup_kref_get(ag);

- if (!ACCESS_ONCE(sysctl_sched_autogroup_enabled))
- goto out;
-
t = p;
do {
sched_move_task(t);
} while_each_thread(p, t);

-out:
unlock_task_sighand(p, &flags);
autogroup_kref_put(prev);
}
--- a/kernel/sched/auto_group.h
+++ b/kernel/sched/auto_group.h
@@ -4,11 +4,6 @@
#include <linux/rwsem.h>

struct autogroup {
- /*
- * reference doesn't mean how many thread attach to this
- * autogroup now. It just stands for the number of task
- * could use this autogroup.
- */
struct kref kref;
struct task_group *tg;
struct rw_semaphore lock;



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