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authorBalbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2008-09-28 23:09:31 +0100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-09-29 08:41:47 -0700
commit31a78f23bac0069004e69f98808b6988baccb6b6 (patch)
treeedca8cffb4682de6be2e79b0b8d381dbb1b70964 /fs/exec.c
parentbf5cb66447e7d9f7f111c1d0ebb6d7c90ec24b4d (diff)
mm owner: fix race between swapoff and exit
There's a race between mm->owner assignment and swapoff, more easily seen when task slab poisoning is turned on. The condition occurs when try_to_unuse() runs in parallel with an exiting task. A similar race can occur with callers of get_task_mm(), such as /proc/<pid>/<mmstats> or ptrace or page migration. CPU0 CPU1 try_to_unuse looks at mm = task0->mm increments mm->mm_users task 0 exits mm->owner needs to be updated, but no new owner is found (mm_users > 1, but no other task has task->mm = task0->mm) mm_update_next_owner() leaves mmput(mm) decrements mm->mm_users task0 freed dereferencing mm->owner fails The fix is to notify the subsystem via mm_owner_changed callback(), if no new owner is found, by specifying the new task as NULL. Jiri Slaby: mm->owner was set to NULL prior to calling cgroup_mm_owner_callbacks(), but must be set after that, so as not to pass NULL as old owner causing oops. Daisuke Nishimura: mm_update_next_owner() may set mm->owner to NULL, but mem_cgroup_from_task() and its callers need to take account of this situation to avoid oops. Hugh Dickins: Lockdep warning and hang below exec_mmap() when testing these patches. exit_mm() up_reads mmap_sem before calling mm_update_next_owner(), so exec_mmap() now needs to do the same. And with that repositioning, there's now no point in mm_need_new_owner() allowing for NULL mm. Reported-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/exec.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 32993beecbe..cecee501ce7 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -752,11 +752,11 @@ static int exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
tsk->active_mm = mm;
activate_mm(active_mm, mm);
- mm_update_next_owner(old_mm);
if (old_mm) {
BUG_ON(active_mm != old_mm);
+ mm_update_next_owner(old_mm);
return 0;