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Subject[tip: core/entry] sched: Snapshot thread flags
The following commit has been merged into the core/entry branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 13a405dc6f7f01635c1e849c42b2b8941cec2968
Author: Mark Rutland <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:30:41
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitterDate: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 21:20:13 +01:00

sched: Snapshot thread flags

Some thread flags can be set remotely, and so even when IRQs are
disabled, the flags can change under our feet. Generally this is
unlikely to cause a problem in practice, but it is somewhat unsound, and
KCSAN will legitimately warn that there is a data race.

To avoid such issues, a snapshot of the flags has to be taken prior to
using them. Some places already use READ_ONCE() for that, others do not.

Convert them all to the new flag accessor helpers.

The READ_ONCE(ti->flags) .. cmpxchg(ti->flags) loop in set_nr_if_polling()
is left as-is for clarity.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Juri Lelli <>
Cc: Vincent Guittot <>
kernel/sched/core.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 3c9b0fd..7ba05de 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -8520,7 +8520,7 @@ void sched_show_task(struct task_struct *p)
pr_cont(" stack:%5lu pid:%5d ppid:%6d flags:0x%08lx\n",
free, task_pid_nr(p), ppid,
- (unsigned long)task_thread_info(p)->flags);
+ read_task_thread_flags(p));

print_worker_info(KERN_INFO, p);
print_stop_info(KERN_INFO, p);
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