[PATCH 3/5] Use task_pid() to find leader's pid

sukadev at us.ibm.com sukadev at us.ibm.com
Sat Jul 14 21:57:30 PDT 2007

Subject: [PATCH 3/5] Use task_pid() to find leader's pid

From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev at us.ibm.com>

Use task_pid() to get leader's pid since find_pid() cannot be used
after detach_pid(). See comments in the code below for more details.

Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev at us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Pavel Emelianov <xemul at openvz.org>

Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com>
Cc: Cedric Le Goater <clg at fr.ibm.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <haveblue at us.ibm.com>
Cc: Serge Hallyn <serue at us.ibm.com>
Cc: Herbert Poetzel <herbert at 13thfloor.at>
 fs/exec.c |    9 ++++++++-
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: lx26-22-rc6-mm1/fs/exec.c
--- lx26-22-rc6-mm1.orig/fs/exec.c	2007-07-13 13:12:01.000000000 -0700
+++ lx26-22-rc6-mm1/fs/exec.c	2007-07-13 13:12:13.000000000 -0700
@@ -905,10 +905,17 @@ static int de_thread(struct task_struct 
 		 * The old leader becomes a thread of the this thread group.
 		 * Note: The old leader also uses this pid until release_task
 		 *       is called.  Odd but simple and correct.
+		 * Note: With multiple pid namespaces, active pid namespace of
+		 * 	 a process is stored in its struct pid. The detach_pid
+		 * 	 below frees the struct pid, so we will have no notion
+		 * 	 of an active pid namespace until we complete the
+		 * 	 subsequent attach_pid(). Which means - calls like
+		 * 	 find_pid()/pid_to_nr() return NULL and cannot be used
+		 * 	 between the detach_pid() and attach_pid() calls.
 		detach_pid(tsk, PIDTYPE_PID);
 		tsk->pid = leader->pid;
-		attach_pid(tsk, PIDTYPE_PID,  find_pid(tsk->pid));
+		attach_pid(tsk, PIDTYPE_PID,  task_pid(leader));
 		transfer_pid(leader, tsk, PIDTYPE_PGID);
 		transfer_pid(leader, tsk, PIDTYPE_SID);
 		list_replace_rcu(&leader->tasks, &tsk->tasks);

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