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SubjectRe: [PATCH] memcg: Replace mm->owner with mm->memcg
On 05/04, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Oleg Nesterov <> writes:
> > OK, what about exec() ? mm_init_memcg() initializes bprm->mm->memcg early in
> > bprm_mm_init(). What if the execing task migrates before exec_mmap() ?
> We need the the cgroup when the mm is initialized. That way we have the
> cgroup information when initializing the mm.

Yes, we need to initialize new_mm->memcg but iiuc mostly for the error path,

> I don't know if a lock preventing changing the cgroup in exec or just
> a little bit of code in exec_mmap to ensure mm->memcg is properly set
> is the better approach.

I'd vote for the change in exec_mmap(). This way mm_init_memcg() can just
nullify mm->memcg.

> This does look like a very good place for an incremental patch to close
> that race.

Hmm. I think v2 makes more sense, but I won't argue.


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