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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Pre-emption control for userspace
On 03/04, Khalid Aziz wrote:
>
> On 03/04/2014 12:03 PM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>>
>> 1. mremap() can move this vma, so do_exit() can't trust ->uaddr
>>
>> 2. Even worse, mremap() itself is not safe. It can do ->close()
>> too and create the new vma with the same vm_ops. Another
>> unmap from (say) exit_mm() won't be happy.
>
> I agree this looks like a potential spot for trouble. I was asking if
> removing sys_munmap() of uaddr from do_exit() solves both of the above
> problems?

How? Of course this won't solve the problems. And there are more problems.

> You have convinced me this sys_munmap() I added is unnecessary.

Cough ;) I didn't try to convince you that it should be removed. It is
necessary (but of course you should not use sys_munmap(), say vm_munmap
is better.

But you know, I think this all doesn't matter. Imho, this proc/mmap
interface is horrible. Perhaps something like tls area visible to kernel
make sense, but it should be more generic at least.

You added /proc/sched_preempt_delay to avoid the syscall. I think it
would be better to simply add vdso_sched_preempt_delay() instead.


But the main problem, of course, is that this feature is questionable.

Oleg.



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