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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:44:43 -0700
From:	tip-bot for Rik van Riel <>
Subject: [tip:sched/core] sched, time:
  Fix lock inversion in thread_group_cputime()

Commit-ID:  9c368b5b6eccce1cbd7f68142106b3b4ddb1c5b5
Author:     Rik van Riel <>
AuthorDate: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:12:15 -0400
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:35:17 +0200

sched, time: Fix lock inversion in thread_group_cputime()

The sig->stats_lock nests inside the tasklist_lock and the
sighand->siglock in __exit_signal and wait_task_zombie.

However, both of those locks can be taken from irq context,
which means we need to use the interrupt safe variant of
read_seqbegin_or_lock. This blocks interrupts when the "lock"
branch is taken (seq is odd), preventing the lock inversion.

On the first (lockless) pass through the loop, irqs are not

Reported-by: Stanislaw Gruszka <>
Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
 kernel/sched/cputime.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/cputime.c b/kernel/sched/cputime.c
index 2b57031..64492df 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/cputime.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/cputime.c
@@ -289,13 +289,14 @@ void thread_group_cputime(struct task_struct *tsk, struct task_cputime *times)
 	cputime_t utime, stime;
 	struct task_struct *t;
 	unsigned int seq, nextseq;
+	unsigned long flags;
 	/* Attempt a lockless read on the first round. */
 	nextseq = 0;
 	do {
 		seq = nextseq;
-		read_seqbegin_or_lock(&sig->stats_lock, &seq);
+		flags = read_seqbegin_or_lock_irqsave(&sig->stats_lock, &seq);
 		times->utime = sig->utime;
 		times->stime = sig->stime;
 		times->sum_exec_runtime = sig->sum_sched_runtime;
@@ -309,7 +310,7 @@ void thread_group_cputime(struct task_struct *tsk, struct task_cputime *times)
 		/* If lockless access failed, take the lock. */
 		nextseq = 1;
 	} while (need_seqretry(&sig->stats_lock, seq));
-	done_seqretry(&sig->stats_lock, seq);
+	done_seqretry_irqrestore(&sig->stats_lock, seq, flags);
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