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Date:	Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:03:53 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Li Zefan <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 070/149] cpuset: fix a locking issue in cpuset_migrate_mm()

3.13-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Li Zefan <>

commit 4729583006772b9530404bc1bb7c3aa4a10ffd4d upstream.

I can trigger a lockdep warning:

  # mount -t cgroup -o cpuset xxx /cgroup
  # mkdir /cgroup/cpuset
  # mkdir /cgroup/tmp
  # echo 0 > /cgroup/tmp/cpuset.cpus
  # echo 0 > /cgroup/tmp/cpuset.mems
  # echo 1 > /cgroup/tmp/cpuset.memory_migrate
  # echo $$ > /cgroup/tmp/tasks
  # echo 1 > /cgruop/tmp/cpuset.mems

  [ INFO: suspicious RCU usage. ]
  3.14.0-rc1-0.1-default+ #32 Not tainted
  include/linux/cgroup.h:682 suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!
    [<ffffffff81582174>] dump_stack+0x72/0x86
    [<ffffffff810b8f01>] lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0x101/0x140
    [<ffffffff81105ba1>] cpuset_migrate_mm+0xb1/0xe0

We used to hold cgroup_mutex when calling cpuset_migrate_mm(), but now
we hold cpuset_mutex, which causes task_css() to complain.

This is not a false-positive but a real issue.

Holding cpuset_mutex won't prevent a task from migrating to another
cpuset, and it won't prevent the original task->cgroup from destroying
during this change.

Fixes: 5d21cc2db040 (cpuset: replace cgroup_mutex locking with cpuset internal locking)
Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <>
Sigend-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 kernel/cpuset.c |    8 ++------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/cpuset.c
+++ b/kernel/cpuset.c
@@ -974,12 +974,6 @@ static int update_cpumask(struct cpuset
  *    Temporarilly set tasks mems_allowed to target nodes of migration,
  *    so that the migration code can allocate pages on these nodes.
- *    Call holding cpuset_mutex, so current's cpuset won't change
- *    during this call, as manage_mutex holds off any cpuset_attach()
- *    calls.  Therefore we don't need to take task_lock around the
- *    call to guarantee_online_mems(), as we know no one is changing
- *    our task's cpuset.
- *
  *    While the mm_struct we are migrating is typically from some
  *    other task, the task_struct mems_allowed that we are hacking
  *    is for our current task, which must allocate new pages for that
@@ -996,8 +990,10 @@ static void cpuset_migrate_mm(struct mm_
 	do_migrate_pages(mm, from, to, MPOL_MF_MOVE_ALL);
+	rcu_read_lock();
 	mems_cs = effective_nodemask_cpuset(task_cs(tsk));
 	guarantee_online_mems(mems_cs, &tsk->mems_allowed);
+	rcu_read_unlock();

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