[PATCH] cgroup(fix critical bug): new handling for tasks file

Paul Menage menage at google.com
Mon Sep 8 15:05:53 PDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:34:47 -0700
> Paul Menage <menage at google.com> wrote:
>>       npids = cgroup_task_count(cgrp);
>> +     pidarray = kmalloc(npids * sizeof(pid_t), GFP_KERNEL);
> kmalloc becomes more unreliable above 32 kbytes and 100% unreliable
> above MAX_ORDER.

Agreed, but that's something to be fixed in a different patch - the
existing cgroups code (and cpusets originally) has had this kind of
kmalloc call in it.

I think it should be reasonably straightforward to replace it with an
array of page allocations.


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