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Subject[PATCH 3.16 131/136] mm: hugetlb: switch to css_tryget() in hugetlb_cgroup_charge_cgroup()
3.16.80-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>

commit 0362f326d86c645b5e96b7dbc3ee515986ed019d upstream.

An exiting task might belong to an offline cgroup. In this case an
attempt to grab a cgroup reference from the task can end up with an
infinite loop in hugetlb_cgroup_charge_cgroup(), because neither the
cgroup will become online, neither the task will be migrated to a live
cgroup.

Fix this by switching over to css_tryget(). As css_tryget_online()
can't guarantee that the cgroup won't go offline, in most cases the
check doesn't make sense. In this particular case users of
hugetlb_cgroup_charge_cgroup() are not affected by this change.

A similar problem is described by commit 18fa84a2db0e ("cgroup: Use
css_tryget() instead of css_tryget_online() in task_get_css()").

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191106225131.3543616-2-guro@fb.com
Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: Shakeel Butt <shakeelb@google.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
---
mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb_cgroup.c
@@ -181,7 +181,7 @@ int hugetlb_cgroup_charge_cgroup(int idx
again:
rcu_read_lock();
h_cg = hugetlb_cgroup_from_task(current);
- if (!css_tryget_online(&h_cg->css)) {
+ if (!css_tryget(&h_cg->css)) {
rcu_read_unlock();
goto again;
}
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