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Date:	Fri, 30 Apr 2010 17:26:08 -0700
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	mingo@...e.hu, laijs@...fujitsu.com, dipankar@...ibm.com,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@...ymtl.ca,
	josh@...htriplett.org, dvhltc@...ibm.com, niv@...ibm.com,
	tglx@...utronix.de, peterz@...radead.org, rostedt@...dmis.org,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu, dhowells@...hat.com,
	eric.dumazet@...il.com, Li Zefan <lizf@...fujitsu.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/urgent 04/10] cgroup: Fix an RCU warning in cgroup_path()

From: Li Zefan <lizf@...fujitsu.com>

with CONFIG_PROVE_RCU=y, a warning can be triggered:

  # mount -t cgroup -o debug xxx /mnt
  # cat /proc/$$/cgroup

...
kernel/cgroup.c:1649 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
...

This is a false-positive, because cgroup_path() can be called
with either rcu_read_lock() held or cgroup_mutex held.

Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@...fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 kernel/cgroup.c |   12 +++++++++---
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup.c
index e2769e1..4ca928d 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup.c
@@ -1646,7 +1646,9 @@ static inline struct cftype *__d_cft(struct dentry *dentry)
 int cgroup_path(const struct cgroup *cgrp, char *buf, int buflen)
 {
 	char *start;
-	struct dentry *dentry = rcu_dereference(cgrp->dentry);
+	struct dentry *dentry = rcu_dereference_check(cgrp->dentry,
+						      rcu_read_lock_held() ||
+						      cgroup_lock_is_held());
 
 	if (!dentry || cgrp == dummytop) {
 		/*
@@ -1662,13 +1664,17 @@ int cgroup_path(const struct cgroup *cgrp, char *buf, int buflen)
 	*--start = '\0';
 	for (;;) {
 		int len = dentry->d_name.len;
+
 		if ((start -= len) < buf)
 			return -ENAMETOOLONG;
-		memcpy(start, cgrp->dentry->d_name.name, len);
+		memcpy(start, dentry->d_name.name, len);
 		cgrp = cgrp->parent;
 		if (!cgrp)
 			break;
-		dentry = rcu_dereference(cgrp->dentry);
+
+		dentry = rcu_dereference_check(cgrp->dentry,
+					       rcu_read_lock_held() ||
+					       cgroup_lock_is_held());
 		if (!cgrp->parent)
 			continue;
 		if (--start < buf)
-- 
1.7.0

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