[PATCHSET cgroup/for-3.8] cgroup_freezer: allow migration regardless of freezer state and update locking

Tejun Heo tj at kernel.org
Tue Oct 16 22:28:39 UTC 2012


This patchset updates cgroup_freezer so that

* Unfreezable kernel tasks don't prevent a cgroup from transitioning
  into FROZEN from FREEZING.  There's nothing userland can do with or
  about such tasks.

* Tasks can be moved in and out of a frozen cgroup.  Tasks are made to
  conform to the state of the new cgroup during migration.  This
  behavior makes a lot more sense and removes the use of
  ->can_attach() which makes co-mounting difficult.

* Remove use of cgroup_lock_live_group().  Grabbing cgroup_lock from
  outside cgroup proper creates a painful locking dependency and is
  being phased out.  With the above behavior change, removing
  dependency on cgroup_lock is pretty easy.  IMHO, it was simply the
  wrong behavior to implement which forced the wrong implementation.

This patchset contains the following seven patches.


0001 is a fix for a rather embarrassing bug in cgroup core.  It does
things in the wrong order leaving a window for racing during fork.

0002 adds a missing mb() around freezing condition updates / checks.

0003-0004 make cgroup_freezer ignore unfreezable kernel tasks and
handle PF_FREEZER_SKIP correctly.

0005 allows migrating tasks in and out of a frozen cgroup.

0006-0007 remove the use of cgroup_lock_live_group().

This patchset is on top of v3.7-rc1 and available in the following git

 git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/cgroup.git review-cgroup_freezer-locking

 include/linux/cgroup.h  |    1 
 include/linux/freezer.h |   50 +++++++++--
 kernel/cgroup.c         |   62 ++++++--------
 kernel/cgroup_freezer.c |  210 ++++++++++++++++--------------------------------
 kernel/fork.c           |    9 --
 5 files changed, 147 insertions(+), 185 deletions(-)



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