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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] kernel/exit: do panic earlier to get coredump if global init task exit
On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 03:25:15PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 12/17, chenqiwu wrote:
> >
> > @@ -728,6 +724,15 @@ void __noreturn do_exit(long code)
> > panic("Attempted to kill the idle task!");
> >
> > /*
> > + * If all threads of global init have exited, do panic imeddiately
> > + * to get the coredump to find any clue for init task in userspace.
> > + */
> > + if (unlikely(is_global_init(tsk) &&
> > + (atomic_read(&tsk->signal->live) == 1)))
>
> Well, I guess this will work in practice, but in theory this is racy.
>
> Suppose that signal->live == 2 and both threads exit in parallel. They
> both can see tsk->signal->live == 2 before atomic_dec_and_test().
>
> If you are fine with this race I won't object, but please add a comment.
>
> But why can't you simply do
>
> --- x/kernel/exit.c
> +++ x/kernel/exit.c
> @@ -786,6 +786,8 @@ void __noreturn do_exit(long code)
> acct_update_integrals(tsk);
> group_dead = atomic_dec_and_test(&tsk->signal->live);
> if (group_dead) {
> + if (unlikely(is_global_init(tsk)
> + panic(...);
> #ifdef CONFIG_POSIX_TIMERS
> hrtimer_cancel(&tsk->signal->real_timer);
> exit_itimers(tsk->signal);
>
> ?
>
> Oleg.
>

Oh, yeah, thanks for your reminds! But in fact, I think atomic_read()
can avoid the racy even if both threads exit in parallel, since it is
an atomic operation forever. I agree your simply modify, is there any
other questions?


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