[PATCH 1/8] cgroup: kill cgroup_subsys->__DEPRECATED_clear_css_refs

Michal Hocko mhocko at suse.cz
Wed Oct 31 16:48:55 UTC 2012

On Wed 31-10-12 09:41:23, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hey, Michal.
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 03:37:51PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > +	for_each_subsys(cgrp->root, ss)
> > > +		if (ss->pre_destroy)
> > > +			WARN_ON_ONCE(ss->pre_destroy(cgrp));
> > 
> > Hmm, I am not sure I like this WARN_ON_ONCE. First it can happen for
> > more than one controller and second we can just clear CGRP_WAIT_ON_RMDIR
> > and return with EBUSY. The only possible failure at the moment is when a
> > new task or a child group appear.
> > I know it is not a big deal because it will disappear later in the
> > series but it would be more readable IMO.
> The WARN_ON_ONCE() is just moved from the original
> cgroup_call_pre_destroy().  We can add an error out there but that
> makes future changes difficult.  It's a chicken and egg problem.  You
> gotta break the loop somewhere.

I do not think this is that hard. You can simply change the return path
on pre_destroy error by BUG_ON in "cgroup: deactivate CSS's and mark
cgroup dead before invoking ->pre_destroy()". There is no chicke&egg
problem here because once the group is marked dead and css frozen then
the existing callbacks cannot possibly fail.
Or am I missing your point?
Michal Hocko

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