[PATCH 6/6] Makes procs file writable to move all threads by tgid at once

Benjamin Blum bblum at google.com
Tue Aug 4 12:14:59 PDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Paul Menage<menage at google.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Serge E. Hallyn<serue at us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> This is probably a stupid idea, but...  what about having zero
>> overhead at clone(), and instead, at cgroup_task_migrate(),
>> dequeue_task()ing all of the affected threads for the duration of
>> the migrate?
> Or a simpler alternative - rather than taking the thread group
> leader's rwsem in cgroup_fork(), always take current's rwsem. Then
> you're always locking a (probably?) local rwsem and minimizing the
> overhead. So not quite zero overhead in the fork path, but I'd be
> surprised if it was measurable. In cgroup_attach_proc() you then have
> to take the rwsem of every thread in the process. Kind of the
> equivalent of a per-threadgroup big-reader lock.

Hmm, the tasklist_lock section in fork() is entirely inside the
read-lock. Presumably then iterating the threadgroup list to take all
rwsems is safe from a race in which one thread escapes?

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