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Tejun Heo tj at kernel.org
Fri Oct 19 00:40:30 UTC 2012


This reverts commit 7e3aa30ac8c904a706518b725c451bb486daaae9.

The commit incorrectly assumed that fork path always performed
threadgroup_change_begin/end() and depended on that for
synchronization against task exit and cgroup migration paths instead
of explicitly grabbing task_lock().

threadgroup_change is not locked when forking a new process (as
opposed to a new thread in the same process) and even if it were it
wouldn't be effective as different processes use different threadgroup
locks.

Revert the incorrect optimization.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj at kernel.org>
LKML-Reference: <20121008020000.GB2575 at localhost>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec at gmail.com>
Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan at huawei.com>
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
---
 kernel/cgroup.c |   15 +++------------
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup.c
index d1739fc..2990dc7 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup.c
@@ -4894,19 +4894,10 @@ void cgroup_post_fork(struct task_struct *child)
 	 */
 	if (use_task_css_set_links) {
 		write_lock(&css_set_lock);
-		if (list_empty(&child->cg_list)) {
-			/*
-			 * It's safe to use child->cgroups without task_lock()
-			 * here because we are protected through
-			 * threadgroup_change_begin() against concurrent
-			 * css_set change in cgroup_task_migrate(). Also
-			 * the task can't exit at that point until
-			 * wake_up_new_task() is called, so we are protected
-			 * against cgroup_exit() setting child->cgroup to
-			 * init_css_set.
-			 */
+		task_lock(child);
+		if (list_empty(&child->cg_list))
 			list_add(&child->cg_list, &child->cgroups->tasks);
-		}
+		task_unlock(child);
 		write_unlock(&css_set_lock);
 	}
 }
-- 
1.7.7.3



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