[v4.9-rt PATCH v2] ARM: mm: remove tasklist locking from update_sections_early()

Laura Abbott labbott at redhat.com
Wed Apr 19 17:36:56 PDT 2017


On 04/19/2017 01:10 PM, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
> The below backtrace can be observed on -rt kernel with CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
> option enabled:
> 
>   BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/locking/rtmutex.c:993
>   in_atomic(): 1, irqs_disabled(): 128, pid: 14, name: migration/0
>   1 lock held by migration/0/14:
>    #0:  (tasklist_lock){+.+...}, at: [<c01183e8>] update_sections_early+0x24/0xdc
>   irq event stamp: 38
>   hardirqs last  enabled at (37): [<c08f6f7c>] _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x24/0x68
>   hardirqs last disabled at (38): [<c01fdfe8>] multi_cpu_stop+0xd8/0x138
>   softirqs last  enabled at (0): [<c01303ec>] copy_process.part.5+0x238/0x1b64
>   softirqs last disabled at (0): [<  (null)>]   (null)
>   Preemption disabled at: [<c01fe244>] cpu_stopper_thread+0x80/0x10c
>   CPU: 0 PID: 14 Comm: migration/0 Not tainted 4.9.21-rt16-02220-g49e319c #15
>   Hardware name: Generic DRA74X (Flattened Device Tree)
>   [<c0112014>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c010d370>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
>   [<c010d370>] (show_stack) from [<c049beb8>] (dump_stack+0xa8/0xd4)
>   [<c049beb8>] (dump_stack) from [<c01631a0>] (___might_sleep+0x1bc/0x2ac)
>   [<c01631a0>] (___might_sleep) from [<c08f7244>] (__rt_spin_lock+0x1c/0x30)
>   [<c08f7244>] (__rt_spin_lock) from [<c08f77a4>] (rt_read_lock+0x54/0x68)
>   [<c08f77a4>] (rt_read_lock) from [<c01183e8>] (update_sections_early+0x24/0xdc)
>   [<c01183e8>] (update_sections_early) from [<c01184b0>] (__fix_kernmem_perms+0x10/0x1c)
>   [<c01184b0>] (__fix_kernmem_perms) from [<c01fe010>] (multi_cpu_stop+0x100/0x138)
>   [<c01fe010>] (multi_cpu_stop) from [<c01fe24c>] (cpu_stopper_thread+0x88/0x10c)
>   [<c01fe24c>] (cpu_stopper_thread) from [<c015edc4>] (smpboot_thread_fn+0x174/0x31c)
>   [<c015edc4>] (smpboot_thread_fn) from [<c015a988>] (kthread+0xf0/0x108)
>   [<c015a988>] (kthread) from [<c0108818>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x3c)
>   Freeing unused kernel memory: 1024K (c0d00000 - c0e00000)
> 
> The stop_machine() is called with cpus = NULL from fix_kernmem_perms() and
> mark_rodata_ro() which means only one CPU will execute
> update_sections_early() while all other CPUs will spin and wait. Hence,
> it's safe to remove tasklist locking from update_sections_early(). As part
> of this change also mark functions which are local to this module as
> static
Acked-by: Laura Abbott <labbott at redhat.com>

> 
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
> Cc: Laura Abbott <labbott at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Grygorii Strashko <grygorii.strashko at ti.com>
> ---
> As I've checked it also can be applied to LKML as is.
> 
> Changes in v2:
>   - added comment to update_sections_early()
> 
> v1: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9686289/
> 
>   arch/arm/mm/init.c | 13 ++++++++-----
>   1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/init.c b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> index 370581a..838f6b35 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/mm/init.c
> @@ -689,34 +689,37 @@ void set_section_perms(struct section_perm *perms, int n, bool set,
>   
>   }
>   
> +/**
> + * update_sections_early intended to be called only through stop_machine
> + * framework and executed by only one CPU while all other CPUs will spin and
> + * wait, so no locking is required in this function.
> + */
>   static void update_sections_early(struct section_perm perms[], int n)
>   {
>   	struct task_struct *t, *s;
>   
> -	read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
>   	for_each_process(t) {
>   		if (t->flags & PF_KTHREAD)
>   			continue;
>   		for_each_thread(t, s)
>   			set_section_perms(perms, n, true, s->mm);
>   	}
> -	read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
>   	set_section_perms(perms, n, true, current->active_mm);
>   	set_section_perms(perms, n, true, &init_mm);
>   }
>   
> -int __fix_kernmem_perms(void *unused)
> +static int __fix_kernmem_perms(void *unused)
>   {
>   	update_sections_early(nx_perms, ARRAY_SIZE(nx_perms));
>   	return 0;
>   }
>   
> -void fix_kernmem_perms(void)
> +static void fix_kernmem_perms(void)
>   {
>   	stop_machine(__fix_kernmem_perms, NULL, NULL);
>   }
>   
> -int __mark_rodata_ro(void *unused)
> +static int __mark_rodata_ro(void *unused)
>   {
>   	update_sections_early(ro_perms, ARRAY_SIZE(ro_perms));
>   	return 0;
> 




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