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SubjectRe: [PATCH cgroup/for-3.14-fixes] cgroup: update cgroup_enable_task_cg_lists() to grab siglock
Hello,

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:49:42AM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> Now the only race I see is caused by checking tsk->cg_list without locking
> in cgroup_exit():

Yeah, that's the one I was trying to fix.

> Your patch can fix this race, but after diving into the code I don't think
> the race exists, because exit_mm() locks&unlocks task_lock, and exit_mm()
> is called after exit_signal() and before cgroup_exit(), and task_lock is
> also taken by cgroup_enable_task_cg_lists().

Ah, okay, so there's a task_lock somewhere in the exit path.
Extremely fragile, but not broken.

> I totally agree the code is fragile and we should take your patch. I just
> want to make it clear if the bug exists in real life or not, and then we
> can write better changelog and decide to queue the patch for 3.14 or 3.15
> and decide to mark it for stable or not.

Yeap, no reason to mark it for -stable if it doesn't actually happen.
I'll update the description and respin it for for-3.15.

Thanks!

--
tejun


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