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authorOleg Nesterov <>2014-12-10 15:54:48 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-12-10 17:41:17 -0800
commitf953ccd00615140b5e722ffe2b920da22dfb4db9 (patch)
tree6c087e1e9f3c8bdd941bbdcf8d7bec472272b5a5 /kernel/exit.c
parentf6507f83bccd4a5f7dc7091079bf58128dc56d66 (diff)
exit: wait: don't use zombie->real_parent
1. wait_task_zombie() uses p->real_parent to get psig/siglock. This is correct but needs tasklist_lock, ->real_parent can exit. We can use "current" instead. This is our natural child, its parent must be our sub-thread. 2. Read psig/sig outside of ->siglock, ->signal is no longer protected by this lock. 3. Fix the outdated comments about tasklist_lock. We can not race with __exit_signal(), the whole thread group is dead, nobody but us can call it. Also clarify the usage of ->stats_lock and ->siglock. Note: thread_group_cputime_adjusted() is sub-optimal in this case, we probably want to export cputime_adjust() to avoid thread_group_cputime(). The comment says "all threads" but there are no other threads. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <> Cc: Aaron Tomlin <> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <> Cc: Rik van Riel <> Cc: Sterling Alexander <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/exit.c')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/exit.c b/kernel/exit.c
index 20875d6398ae..457673d65934 100644
--- a/kernel/exit.c
+++ b/kernel/exit.c
@@ -1010,8 +1010,8 @@ static int wait_task_zombie(struct wait_opts *wo, struct task_struct *p)
* Check thread_group_leader() to exclude the traced sub-threads.
if (state == EXIT_DEAD && thread_group_leader(p)) {
- struct signal_struct *psig;
- struct signal_struct *sig;
+ struct signal_struct *sig = p->signal;
+ struct signal_struct *psig = current->signal;
unsigned long maxrss;
cputime_t tgutime, tgstime;
@@ -1023,21 +1023,20 @@ static int wait_task_zombie(struct wait_opts *wo, struct task_struct *p)
* accumulate in the parent's signal_struct c* fields.
* We don't bother to take a lock here to protect these
- * p->signal fields, because they are only touched by
- * __exit_signal, which runs with tasklist_lock
- * write-locked anyway, and so is excluded here. We do
- * need to protect the access to parent->signal fields,
- * as other threads in the parent group can be right
- * here reaping other children at the same time.
+ * p->signal fields because the whole thread group is dead
+ * and nobody can change them.
+ *
+ * psig->stats_lock also protects us from our sub-theads
+ * which can reap other children at the same time. Until
+ * we change k_getrusage()-like users to rely on this lock
+ * we have to take ->siglock as well.
* We use thread_group_cputime_adjusted() to get times for
* the thread group, which consolidates times for all threads
* in the group including the group leader.
thread_group_cputime_adjusted(p, &tgutime, &tgstime);
- spin_lock_irq(&p->real_parent->sighand->siglock);
- psig = p->real_parent->signal;
- sig = p->signal;
+ spin_lock_irq(&current->sighand->siglock);
psig->cutime += tgutime + sig->cutime;
psig->cstime += tgstime + sig->cstime;
@@ -1062,7 +1061,7 @@ static int wait_task_zombie(struct wait_opts *wo, struct task_struct *p)
task_io_accounting_add(&psig->ioac, &p->ioac);
task_io_accounting_add(&psig->ioac, &sig->ioac);
- spin_unlock_irq(&p->real_parent->sighand->siglock);
+ spin_unlock_irq(&current->sighand->siglock);