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Date:	Mon, 9 Nov 2009 18:27:37 +0100
From:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:	Hidetoshi Seto <seto.hidetoshi@...fujitsu.com>,
	Spencer Candland <spencer@...ehost.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: utime/stime decreasing on thread exit

Sorry, forgot to cc Stanislaw...

On 11/09, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 14:24 +0900, Hidetoshi Seto wrote:
>
> > Problem [1]:
> >   thread_group_cputime() vs exit
> >
> > +void thread_group_cputime(struct task_struct *tsk, struct task_cputime *times)
> > +{
> > +       struct sighand_struct *sighand;
> > +       struct signal_struct *sig;
> > +       struct task_struct *t;
> > +
> > +       *times = INIT_CPUTIME;
> > +
> > +       rcu_read_lock();
> > +       sighand = rcu_dereference(tsk->sighand);
> > +       if (!sighand)
> > +               goto out;
> > +
> > +       sig = tsk->signal;
> > +
> > +       t = tsk;
> > +       do {
> > +               times->utime = cputime_add(times->utime, t->utime);
> > +               times->stime = cputime_add(times->stime, t->stime);
> > +               times->sum_exec_runtime += t->se.sum_exec_runtime;
> > +
> > +               t = next_thread(t);
> > +       } while (t != tsk);
> > +
> > +       times->utime = cputime_add(times->utime, sig->utime);
> > +       times->stime = cputime_add(times->stime, sig->stime);
> > +       times->sum_exec_runtime += sig->sum_sched_runtime;
> > +out:
> > +       rcu_read_unlock();
> > +}
> >
> > If one of (thousands) threads do exit while a thread is doing do-while
> > above, the s/utime of exited thread can be accounted twice, at do-while
> > (before exit) and at cputime_add() at last (after exit).
> >
> > I suppose this is hard to fix: Taking lock on signal would solve this
> > problem, but it could block all other threads long and cause serious
> > performance issue and so on...
>
> I just checked .22 and there we seem to hold p->sighand->siglock over
> the full task iteration.

Yes. Then thread_group_cputime() was changed so that it didn't itearate
over sub-threads, then this callsite was move outside of ->siglock, now
it does while_each_thread() again.

> So we might as well revert back to that if
> people really mind counting things twice :-)

Stanislaw has already sent the patch, but I don't know what happened
with this patch:

	[PATCH 1/2] posix-cpu-timers: avoid do_sys_times() races with __exit_signal()
	http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124505545131145

Oleg.

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