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SubjectRe: [patch 04/44] posix-cpu-timers: Fixup stale comment
On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 04:31:45PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The comment above cleanup_timers() is outdated. The timers are only removed
> from the task/process list heads but not modified in any other way.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> ---
> kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c | 7 ++++---
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> --- a/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
> +++ b/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
> @@ -412,9 +412,10 @@ static void cleanup_timers_list(struct l
> }
>
> /*
> - * Clean out CPU timers still ticking when a thread exited. The task
> - * pointer is cleared, and the expiry time is replaced with the residual
> - * time for later timer_gettime calls to return.
> + * Clean out CPU timers which are still armed when a thread exits. The
> + * timers are only removed from the list. No other updates are done. The
> + * corresponding posix timers are still accessible, but cannot be rearmed.
> + *
> * This must be called with the siglock held.
> */
> static void cleanup_timers(struct list_head *head)

Indeed and I believe we could avoid that step. We remove the sighand at the same
time so those can't be accessed anymore anyway.

exit_itimers() takes care of the last call release and could force remove from
the list (although it might be taken care of in your series, haven't checked yet):

diff --git a/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c b/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
index 0a426f4e3125..f8f4a07025fd 100644
--- a/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
+++ b/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
@@ -383,11 +383,7 @@ static int posix_cpu_timer_del(struct k_itimer *timer)
*/
sighand = lock_task_sighand(p, &flags);
if (unlikely(sighand == NULL)) {
- /*
- * We raced with the reaping of the task.
- * The deletion should have cleared us off the list.
- */
- WARN_ON_ONCE(!list_empty(&timer->it.cpu.entry));
+ list_del(&timer->it.cpu.entry);
} else {
if (timer->it.cpu.firing)
ret = TIMER_RETRY;

Reviewed-by: Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org>

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