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authorOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>2012-10-26 19:46:06 +0200
committerTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2012-10-26 14:27:49 -0700
commit5d8f72b55c275677865de670fa147ed318191d81 (patch)
tree58f4f571440f412861a232ed0c5753771e5a6e58 /kernel/freezer.c
parentead5c473712eb26db792b18a4dc98fdb312883fe (diff)
freezer: change ptrace_stop/do_signal_stop to use freezable_schedule()
try_to_freeze_tasks() and cgroup_freezer rely on scheduler locks to ensure that a task doing STOPPED/TRACED -> RUNNING transition can't escape freezing. This mostly works, but ptrace_stop() does not necessarily call schedule(), it can change task->state back to RUNNING and check freezing() without any lock/barrier in between. We could add the necessary barrier, but this patch changes ptrace_stop() and do_signal_stop() to use freezable_schedule(). This fixes the race, freezer_count() and freezer_should_skip() carefully avoid the race. And this simplifies the code, try_to_freeze_tasks/update_if_frozen no longer need to use task_is_stopped_or_traced() checks with the non trivial assumptions. We can rely on the mechanism which was specially designed to mark the sleeping task as "frozen enough". v2: As Tejun pointed out, we can also change get_signal_to_deliver() and move try_to_freeze() up before 'relock' label. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/freezer.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/freezer.c b/kernel/freezer.c
index 11f82a4d4eae..c38893b0efba 100644
--- a/kernel/freezer.c
+++ b/kernel/freezer.c
@@ -116,17 +116,10 @@ bool freeze_task(struct task_struct *p)
return false;
- if (!(p->flags & PF_KTHREAD)) {
+ if (!(p->flags & PF_KTHREAD))
- /*
- * fake_signal_wake_up() goes through p's scheduler
- * lock and guarantees that TASK_STOPPED/TRACED ->
- * TASK_RUNNING transition can't race with task state
- * testing in try_to_freeze_tasks().
- */
- } else {
+ else
wake_up_state(p, TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
- }
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&freezer_lock, flags);
return true;

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