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authorImre Palik <imrep@amazon.de>2015-02-23 15:37:59 -0500
committerPaul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com>2015-02-23 15:37:59 -0500
commitf1aaf26224bee779012aab136e5373ce3487982c (patch)
treed0c309cc10f29c2643e3214783fd65d835ba13bd /kernel/audit_tree.c
parent2fded7f44b8fcf79e274c3f0cfbd0298f95308f3 (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-f1aaf26224bee779012aab136e5373ce3487982c.tar.gz
audit: move the tree pruning to a dedicated thread
When file auditing is enabled, during a low memory situation, a memory allocation with __GFP_FS can lead to pruning the inode cache. Which can, in turn lead to audit_tree_freeing_mark() being called. This can call audit_schedule_prune(), that tries to fork a pruning thread, and waits until the thread is created. But forking needs memory, and the memory allocations there are done with __GFP_FS. So we are waiting merrily for some __GFP_FS memory allocations to complete, while holding some filesystem locks. This can take a while ... This patch creates a single thread for pruning the tree from audit_add_tree_rule(), and thus avoids the deadlock that the on-demand thread creation can cause. Reported-by: Matt Wilson <msw@amazon.com> Cc: Matt Wilson <msw@amazon.com> Signed-off-by: Imre Palik <imrep@amazon.de> Reviewed-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/audit_tree.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/audit_tree.c88
1 files changed, 60 insertions, 28 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/audit_tree.c b/kernel/audit_tree.c
index 80f29e015570..415072c8e875 100644
--- a/kernel/audit_tree.c
+++ b/kernel/audit_tree.c
@@ -37,6 +37,7 @@ struct audit_chunk {
static LIST_HEAD(tree_list);
static LIST_HEAD(prune_list);
+static struct task_struct *prune_thread;
/*
* One struct chunk is attached to each inode of interest.
@@ -651,6 +652,57 @@ static int tag_mount(struct vfsmount *mnt, void *arg)
return tag_chunk(mnt->mnt_root->d_inode, arg);
}
+/*
+ * That gets run when evict_chunk() ends up needing to kill audit_tree.
+ * Runs from a separate thread.
+ */
+static int prune_tree_thread(void *unused)
+{
+ for (;;) {
+ set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
+ if (list_empty(&prune_list))
+ schedule();
+ __set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
+
+ mutex_lock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
+ mutex_lock(&audit_filter_mutex);
+
+ while (!list_empty(&prune_list)) {
+ struct audit_tree *victim;
+
+ victim = list_entry(prune_list.next,
+ struct audit_tree, list);
+ list_del_init(&victim->list);
+
+ mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
+
+ prune_one(victim);
+
+ mutex_lock(&audit_filter_mutex);
+ }
+
+ mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
+ mutex_unlock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
+ }
+ return 0;
+}
+
+static int audit_launch_prune(void)
+{
+ if (prune_thread)
+ return 0;
+ prune_thread = kthread_create(prune_tree_thread, NULL,
+ "audit_prune_tree");
+ if (IS_ERR(prune_thread)) {
+ pr_err("cannot start thread audit_prune_tree");
+ prune_thread = NULL;
+ return -ENOMEM;
+ } else {
+ wake_up_process(prune_thread);
+ return 0;
+ }
+}
+
/* called with audit_filter_mutex */
int audit_add_tree_rule(struct audit_krule *rule)
{
@@ -674,6 +726,12 @@ int audit_add_tree_rule(struct audit_krule *rule)
/* do not set rule->tree yet */
mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
+ if (unlikely(!prune_thread)) {
+ err = audit_launch_prune();
+ if (err)
+ goto Err;
+ }
+
err = kern_path(tree->pathname, 0, &path);
if (err)
goto Err;
@@ -811,36 +869,10 @@ int audit_tag_tree(char *old, char *new)
return failed;
}
-/*
- * That gets run when evict_chunk() ends up needing to kill audit_tree.
- * Runs from a separate thread.
- */
-static int prune_tree_thread(void *unused)
-{
- mutex_lock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
- mutex_lock(&audit_filter_mutex);
-
- while (!list_empty(&prune_list)) {
- struct audit_tree *victim;
-
- victim = list_entry(prune_list.next, struct audit_tree, list);
- list_del_init(&victim->list);
-
- mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
-
- prune_one(victim);
-
- mutex_lock(&audit_filter_mutex);
- }
-
- mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
- mutex_unlock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
- return 0;
-}
static void audit_schedule_prune(void)
{
- kthread_run(prune_tree_thread, NULL, "audit_prune_tree");
+ wake_up_process(prune_thread);
}
/*
@@ -907,9 +939,9 @@ static void evict_chunk(struct audit_chunk *chunk)
for (n = 0; n < chunk->count; n++)
list_del_init(&chunk->owners[n].list);
spin_unlock(&hash_lock);
+ mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
if (need_prune)
audit_schedule_prune();
- mutex_unlock(&audit_filter_mutex);
}
static int audit_tree_handle_event(struct fsnotify_group *group,