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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/2] Fix: sched/membarrier: p->mm->membarrier_state racy load
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 04:41:47PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> As discussed on IRC, one alternative for the multi-threaded case would
> be to grab the task list lock and iterate over all existing tasks to
> set the bit, so we don't have to touch an extra cache line from the
> scheduler.
>
> In order to keep the speed of the common single-threaded library
> constructor common case fast, we simply set the bit in the current
> task struct, and rely on clone() propagating the flag to children
> threads (which it already does).

Something like the completely untested thing below.

And yes, that do_each_thread/while_each_thread thing is unfortunate and
yuck too, but supposedly that's a slow path not many people are expected
to hit anyway, right?

---
include/linux/sched.h | 4 ++++
kernel/sched/membarrier.c | 20 +++++++++++++++++---
2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 33b310a826d7..dbafafb8ef40 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -1136,6 +1136,10 @@ struct task_struct {
unsigned long numa_pages_migrated;
#endif /* CONFIG_NUMA_BALANCING */

+#ifdef CONFIG_MEMBARRIER
+ atomic_t membarrier_state;
+#endif
+
#ifdef CONFIG_RSEQ
struct rseq __user *rseq;
u32 rseq_sig;
diff --git a/kernel/sched/membarrier.c b/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
index aa8d75804108..961f6affbf38 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
@@ -72,8 +72,8 @@ static int membarrier_global_expedited(void)

rcu_read_lock();
p = task_rcu_dereference(&cpu_rq(cpu)->curr);
- if (p && p->mm && (atomic_read(&p->mm->membarrier_state) &
- MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED)) {
+ if (p && (atomic_read(&p->membarrier_state) &
+ MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED)) {
if (!fallback)
__cpumask_set_cpu(cpu, tmpmask);
else
@@ -185,7 +185,9 @@ static int membarrier_register_global_expedited(void)
if (atomic_read(&mm->membarrier_state) &
MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED_READY)
return 0;
+
atomic_or(MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED, &mm->membarrier_state);
+ atomic_or(MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED, &p->membarrier_state);
if (atomic_read(&mm->mm_users) == 1 && get_nr_threads(p) == 1) {
/*
* For single mm user, single threaded process, we can
@@ -196,6 +198,17 @@ static int membarrier_register_global_expedited(void)
*/
smp_mb();
} else {
+ struct task_struct *g, *t;
+
+ read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
+ do_each_thread(g, t) {
+ if (t->mm == mm) {
+ atomic_or(MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED,
+ &t->membarrier_state);
+ }
+ } while_each_thread(g, t);
+ read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
+
/*
* For multi-mm user threads, we need to ensure all
* future scheduler executions will observe the new
@@ -229,9 +242,10 @@ static int membarrier_register_private_expedited(int flags)
if (atomic_read(&mm->membarrier_state) & state)
return 0;
atomic_or(MEMBARRIER_STATE_PRIVATE_EXPEDITED, &mm->membarrier_state);
- if (flags & MEMBARRIER_FLAG_SYNC_CORE)
+ if (flags & MEMBARRIER_FLAG_SYNC_CORE) {
atomic_or(MEMBARRIER_STATE_PRIVATE_EXPEDITED_SYNC_CORE,
&mm->membarrier_state);
+ }
if (!(atomic_read(&mm->mm_users) == 1 && get_nr_threads(p) == 1)) {
/*
* Ensure all future scheduler executions will observe the
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