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authorOleg Nesterov <>2012-03-05 22:59:14 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2012-03-05 23:49:42 (GMT)
commit6027ce497d44dd8eae1a9215789df178f6b422cc (patch)
tree5844f0d3899a7a3214cb1145b3d9a8f9660dd7c7 /kernel/hung_task.c
parent6e27f63edbd7ab893258e16500171dd1270a1369 (diff)
hung_task: fix the broken rcu_lock_break() logic
check_hung_uninterruptible_tasks()->rcu_lock_break() introduced by "softlockup: check all tasks in hung_task" commit ce9dbe24 looks absolutely wrong. - rcu_lock_break() does put_task_struct(). If the task has exited it is not safe to even read its ->state, nothing protects this task_struct. - The TASK_DEAD checks are wrong too. Contrary to the comment, we can't use it to check if the task was unhashed. It can be unhashed without TASK_DEAD, or it can be valid with TASK_DEAD. For example, an autoreaping task can do release_task(current) long before it sets TASK_DEAD in do_exit(). Or, a zombie task can have ->state == TASK_DEAD but release_task() was not called, and in this case we must not break the loop. Change this code to check pid_alive() instead, and do this before we drop the reference to the task_struct. Note: while_each_thread() under rcu_read_lock() is not really safe, it can livelock. This will be fixed later, but fortunately in this case the "max_count" logic saves us anyway. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <> Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <> Acked-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <> Cc: Tetsuo Handa <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/hung_task.c')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/hung_task.c b/kernel/hung_task.c
index 2e48ec0..c21449f 100644
--- a/kernel/hung_task.c
+++ b/kernel/hung_task.c
@@ -119,15 +119,20 @@ static void check_hung_task(struct task_struct *t, unsigned long timeout)
* For preemptible RCU it is sufficient to call rcu_read_unlock in order
* to exit the grace period. For classic RCU, a reschedule is required.
-static void rcu_lock_break(struct task_struct *g, struct task_struct *t)
+static bool rcu_lock_break(struct task_struct *g, struct task_struct *t)
+ bool can_cont;
+ can_cont = pid_alive(g) && pid_alive(t);
+ return can_cont;
@@ -154,9 +159,7 @@ static void check_hung_uninterruptible_tasks(unsigned long timeout)
goto unlock;
if (!--batch_count) {
batch_count = HUNG_TASK_BATCHING;
- rcu_lock_break(g, t);
- /* Exit if t or g was unhashed during refresh. */
- if (t->state == TASK_DEAD || g->state == TASK_DEAD)
+ if (!rcu_lock_break(g, t))
goto unlock;
/* use "==" to skip the TASK_KILLABLE tasks waiting on NFS */