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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/33] Hold threads

On 03/21/2014 12:31 AM, Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
> On 03/20/2014 01:39 PM, Janani Venkataraman wrote:
>> Getting number of threads and their respective IDs through /proc/pid/stat and
>> /proc/pid/task.
>>
>> The threads are then seized and interrupted. After the dump is taken they are
>> detached.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Janani Venkataraman <jananive@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> +/* Gets the Thread IDS and siezes them */
>> +int seize_threads(int pid)
>> +{
>> + char filename[40];
>> + DIR *dir;
>> + int ct = 0, ret = 0, tmp_tid;
>> + struct dirent *entry;
>> + char state;
>> +
>> + ret = get_thread_count(pid);
>> + if (ret == -1)
>> + return -1;
>> +
>> + cp.thread_count = ret;
>> + cp.t_id = calloc(cp.thread_count, sizeof(int));
>> + if (!cp.t_id) {
>> + status = errno;
>> + gencore_log("Could not allocate memory for thread_ids.\n");
>> + return -1;
>> + }
>> +
>> + snprintf(filename, 40, "/proc/%d/task", pid);
>> + dir = opendir(filename);
>> +
>> + while ((entry = readdir(dir))) {
> This simple loop is not enough -- threads may appear and disappear while
> you do the readdir and seize, so you should scan it several times to
> make sure you caught all the threads.
I will look into this.
> You can look at how this is done in CRIU in cr-dump,c:collect_threads().
Yes I will look into that function. Thanks.

Thanks.
Janani
>> + if (entry->d_type == DT_DIR && entry->d_name[0] != '.') {
>> + tmp_tid = atoi(entry->d_name);
>> + ret = ptrace(PTRACE_SEIZE, tmp_tid, 0, 0);
>> + if (ret) {
>> + state = get_thread_status(tmp_tid);
>> + if (state == 'Z')
>> + goto assign;
>> + status = errno;
>> + gencore_log("Could not seize thread: %d\n",
>> + tmp_tid);
>> + break;
>> + }
>> + ret = ptrace(PTRACE_INTERRUPT, tmp_tid, 0, 0);
>> + if (ret) {
>> + state = get_thread_status(tmp_tid);
>> + if (state == 'Z')
>> + goto assign;
>> + status = errno;
>> + gencore_log("Could not interrupt thread: %d\n",
>> + tmp_tid);
>> + break;
>> + }
>> +assign:
>> + /* If a new thread, is created after we fetch the thread_count,
>> + * we may encounter a buffer overflow situation in the cp_tid.
>> + * Hence we check this case and re-allocate memory if required.
>> + */
>> + cp.t_id[ct++] = tmp_tid;
>> + }
>> + }
>> +
>> + /* Reassigning based on successful seizes */
>> + cp.thread_count = ct;
>> +
>> + closedir(dir);
>> +
>> + /* Successful seize and interrupt on all threads makes ret = 0 */
>> + return ret;
>> +}



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