[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH 1/3 RESEND] sched: Remove __rcu annotation from cred pointer

Paul Moore paul at paul-moore.com
Tue May 26 12:34:33 UTC 2020


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 2:04 PM Amol Grover <frextrite at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 09:17:41AM -0400, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > On 2020-05-24 13:41, Amol Grover wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 11:26:38AM +0530, Amol Grover wrote:
> > > > task_struct::cred (subjective credentials) is *always* used
> > > > task-synchronously, hence, does not require RCU semantics.
> > > >
> > > > task_struct::real_cred (objective credentials) can be used in
> > > > RCU context and its __rcu annotation is retained.
> > > >
> > > > However, task_struct::cred and task_struct::real_cred *may*
> > > > point to the same object, hence, the object pointed to by
> > > > task_struct::cred *may* have RCU delayed freeing.
> > > >
> > > > Suggested-by: Jann Horn <jannh at google.com>
> > > > Co-developed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel at joelfernandes.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel at joelfernandes.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Amol Grover <frextrite at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > Could you please go through patches 1/3 and 2/3 and if deemed OK, give
> > > your acks. I sent the original patch in beginning of February (~4 months
> > > back) and resent the patches again in beginning of April due to lack of
> > > traffic. Paul Moore was kind enough to ack twice - the 3/3 and its
> > > resend patch. However these 2 patches still remain. I'd really
> > > appreciate if someone reviewed them.
> >
> > I asked on April 3 which upstream tree you expect this patchset to go
> > through and I did not see a reply.  Do you have a specific target or is
> > the large addressee list assuming someone else is taking this set?  All
> > we have seen is that it is not intended to go through the audit tree.
> >
>
> Apologies for it. As Paul Moore replied, initially I assumed this
> patchset to not go through the audit tree as the audit specific changes
> were secondary to the main change (though certainly I did not think
> which upstream tree the patchset would go through). But now I am okay
> with the patchset making it to upstream via audit tree if it is fine by
> the maintainers.

This patchset is not appropriate for the audit tree as the most
significant changes are not audit related.

My ACK on patch 3/3 was, and is, conditional on the previous patches
being acceptable to the greater kernel community; this is the main
reason why I didn't ACK patch 1/3 or 2/3.

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paul moore
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