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Date:	Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:18:02 -0700
From:	Matt Helsley <matthltc@...ibm.com>
To:	Dave Hansen <dave@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	arnd@...db.de, jeremy@...p.org,
	containers@...ts.linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC v2][PATCH 8/9] Remove some BUG_ON()s that need some
	proper error handling instead.

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 12:26 -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> 
> 
> ---
> 
>  oren-cr.git-dave/checkpoint/checkpoint.c |   12 ++++++++++--
>  oren-cr.git-dave/checkpoint/restart.c    |   15 +++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff -puN checkpoint/checkpoint.c~0002-Remove-some-BUG_ON-s-that-need-some-proper-error-ha checkpoint/checkpoint.c
> --- oren-cr.git/checkpoint/checkpoint.c~0002-Remove-some-BUG_ON-s-that-need-some-proper-error-ha	2008-08-20 12:12:51.000000000 -0700
> +++ oren-cr.git-dave/checkpoint/checkpoint.c	2008-08-20 12:12:51.000000000 -0700
> @@ -125,7 +125,8 @@ static int cr_write_tail(struct cr_ctx *
>  	h.id = 0;
> 
>  	hh->magic = CR_HEADER_MAGIC;
> -	hh->cksum[0] = hh->cksum[1] = 1;	/* TBD ... */
> +	hh->cksum[0] = 1;
> +       	hh->cksum[1] = 1;	/* TBD ... */
> 
>  	ret = cr_write_obj(ctx, &h, hh);
>  	kfree(hh);
> @@ -183,7 +184,14 @@ static int cr_write_task(struct cr_ctx *
>  {
>  	int ret ;
> 
> -	BUG_ON(t->state == TASK_DEAD);
> +	/*
> +	 * This was a BUG_ON(), which kinda makes sense if you
> +	 * are only allowing checkpointing of 'current'.  But,
> +	 * it is still pretty silly in that case.  Make it
> +	 * something a bit more sensible.
> +	 */
> +	if (t->state == TASK_DEAD)
> +		return -EAGAIN;

	This is OK for a debug patch but I think in the end we'd want to do
something similar early in sys_checkpoint -- before we start writing
anything. We should check to ensure the task is properly frozen there
and return -EBUSY if not frozen. Something like:

/* Only current can self-checkpoint. Everything else must be frozen first. */
for_each_task_being_checkpointed(t) {
	if ((t != current) && !is_task_frozen_enough(t))
		return -EBUSY;
}


is_task_frozen_enough() current lives in kernel/cgroup_freezer.c. I
think it can easily be pulled out of the cgroup_freezer.c code so that
we don't introduce a CONFIG dependency...

>  	ret = cr_write_task_struct(ctx, t);
>  	pr_debug("ret (task_struct) %d\n", ret);
> diff -puN checkpoint/restart.c~0002-Remove-some-BUG_ON-s-that-need-some-proper-error-ha checkpoint/restart.c
> --- oren-cr.git/checkpoint/restart.c~0002-Remove-some-BUG_ON-s-that-need-some-proper-error-ha	2008-08-20 12:12:51.000000000 -0700
> +++ oren-cr.git-dave/checkpoint/restart.c	2008-08-20 12:12:51.000000000 -0700
> @@ -74,6 +74,11 @@ static int cr_read_hdr(struct cr_ctx *ct
>  	struct cr_hdr_head *hh = kmalloc(sizeof(*hh), GFP_KERNEL);
>  	int ret;
> 
> +	if (!hh) {
> +		pr_debug("unable to get %d bytes from ctx buf for header\n",
> +				sizeof(*hh));
> +		return -ENOMEM;
> +	}
>  	ret = cr_read_obj_type(ctx, hh, sizeof(*hh), CR_HDR_HEAD);
>  	if (ret < 0)
>  		return ret;
> @@ -99,6 +104,11 @@ static int cr_read_tail(struct cr_ctx *c
>  	struct cr_hdr_tail *hh = kmalloc(sizeof(*hh), GFP_KERNEL);
>  	int ret;
> 
> +	if (!hh) {
> +		pr_debug("unable to get %d bytes from ctx buf for tail\n",
> +				sizeof(*hh));
> +		return -ENOMEM;
> +	}
>  	ret = cr_read_obj_type(ctx, hh, sizeof(*hh), CR_HDR_TAIL);
>  	if (ret < 0)
>  		return ret;
> @@ -118,6 +128,11 @@ static int cr_read_task_struct(struct cr
>  	struct task_struct *t = current;
>  	int ret;
> 
> +	if (!hh) {
> +		pr_debug("unable to get %d bytes from ctx buf for task\n",
> +				sizeof(*hh));
> +		return -ENOMEM;
> +	}
>  	ret = cr_read_obj_type(ctx, hh, sizeof(*hh), CR_HDR_TASK);
>  	if (ret < 0)
>  		return ret;
> _
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