[PATCH 1/7] cgroup: cgroup_subsys->fork() should be called after the task is added to css_set

Tejun Heo tj at kernel.org
Wed Oct 24 19:04:58 UTC 2012


Hello,

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 05:51:28PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Yes, yes. But in this case (I mean, for uprobes) "threadgroup" in the name
> is misleading. It should be called unconditially without any argument.
> 
> Please see
> 
> 	[PATCH 1/2] brw_mutex: big read-write mutex
> 	http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=135032816223715

Ooh... that's something completely different.

> 	[PATCH 2/2] uprobes: Use brw_mutex to fix register/unregister vs dup_mmap() race
> 	http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=135032817823720
> 
> for details, but in short 2/2 needs this giant lock to block dup_mmap()
> system-wide, while cgroup (currently) only needs threadgroup lock if
> CLONE_THREAD (ignoring do_exit) and per-task.
> 
> So please forget, I no longer think it makes sense to use the same
> thing for uprobes and cgroups.

It is quite tempting to reduce hot path overhead and penalize cgroup
migration ops more tho.  Write-locking brw_mutex on migration might
not be too bad.  Why did you change your mind?

Thanks.

--
tejun


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