[PATCH 6/6] Makes procs file writable to move all threads by tgid at once
Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com
Thu Aug 6 02:58:54 PDT 2009
On 05/08/09 17:01 -0700, Benjamin Blum wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Louis Rilling<Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com> wrote:
> > On 05/08/09 9:11 -0700, Paul Menage wrote:
> >> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Louis Rilling<Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > The downside of this is teaching lockdep about this recursive locking. Not that
> >> > simple actually...
> >> Don't we just give each thread's lock its own lock class? That's what
> >> we did for the cgroup hierarchy_mutex.
> > Given that lock classes must be static and that lockdep only supports a limited
> > lock depth, this is an issue for processes having many threads.
> >> > so that such cases are currently handled using a higher-level
> >> > lock that prevents races in locking the whole chain (there was one such example
> >> > for locking all vmas with KVM). IIUC, the intent here is to avoid such
> >> > higher-level lock.
> >> cgroup_mutex already fulfills the role of the higher-level lock.
> > If so (that is, here cgroup_mutex is taken before write-locking all threads'
> > rw_sem), then enhancing rwsem's interface in a similar way to the
> > spin_lock_nest_lock() interface could do it. There will still be an issue with
> > many threads and lockdep limited lock depth though.
> If we make the locks per-thread, then we can use plain mutexes instead
> of rwsems since the only reader will ever be the owning thread itself,
> and we can use mutex_lock_nested.
mutex_lock_nested is not enough, since this would require putting each thread's
mutex in a different class. Again, something like mutex_lock_nest_lock() is
the solution, especially since Peter's recent improvement.
Dr Louis Rilling Kerlabs
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