[PATCH 6/6] cgroup: kill subsys->can_attach_task(), pre_attach() and attach_task()

Frederic Weisbecker fweisbec at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 06:42:24 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 09:03:13AM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Frederic.
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:10:32PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > In order to keep the fix queued in -mm (https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/26/262)
> > the tasks that have failed to migrate should be removed from the iterator
> > so that they are not included in the batch in ->attach().
> I don't think that's a good approach.  It breaks the symmetry when
> calling different callbacks.  What if ->can_attach() allocates
> per-task resources and the task exits in the middle?  I think we
> better lock down fork/exit/exec.  I'll send patches but I'm currently
> moving / traveling w/ limited access to my toys so it might take some
> time.

My task counter subsystem patchset brings a cancel_attach_task() callback
that cancels can_attach_task() effects.

I thought that rebased on top of your patch it's going to be merged inside
cancel_attach() but OTOH we can't cancel the effect of failed migration
on a thread that way.

May be we need to keep a cancel_attach_task() just for that purpose?

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