Commit f2001145 authored by Oleg Nesterov's avatar Oleg Nesterov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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pids: init_struct_pid.tasks should never see the swapper process

"statically initialize struct pid for swapper" commit 820e45db

 says:

	Statically initialize a struct pid for the swapper process (pid_t == 0)
	and attach it to init_task.  This is needed so task_pid(), task_pgrp()
	and task_session() interfaces work on the swapper process also.

OK, but:

	- it doesn't make sense to add init_task.pids[].node into
	  init_struct_pid.tasks[], and in fact this just wrong.

	  idle threads are special, they shouldn't be visible on any
	  global list. In particular do_each_pid_task(init_struct_pid)
	  shouldn't see swapper.

	  This is the actual reason why kill(0, SIGKILL) from /sbin/init
	  (which starts with 0,0 special pids) crashes the kernel. The
	  signal sent to pgid/sid == 0 must never see idle threads, even
	  if the previous patch fixed the crash itself.

	- we have other idle threads running on the non-boot CPUs, see
	  the next patch.

Change INIT_STRUCT_PID/INIT_PID_LINK to create the empty/unhashed
hlist_head/hlist_node. Like any other idle thread swapper can never exit,
so detach_pid()->__hlist_del() is not possible, but we could change
INIT_PID_LINK() to set pprev = &next if needed.

All we need is the valid swapper->pids[].pid == &init_struct_pid.
Reported-by: default avatarMathias Krause <mathias.krause@secunet.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
Cc: Mathias Krause <Mathias.Krause@secunet.com>
Acked-by: default avatarRoland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent fa2755e2
......@@ -45,9 +45,9 @@ extern struct group_info init_groups;
#define INIT_STRUCT_PID { \
.count = ATOMIC_INIT(1), \
.tasks = { \
{ .first = &init_task.pids[PIDTYPE_PID].node }, \
{ .first = &init_task.pids[PIDTYPE_PGID].node }, \
{ .first = &init_task.pids[PIDTYPE_SID].node }, \
{ .first = NULL }, \
{ .first = NULL }, \
{ .first = NULL }, \
}, \
.level = 0, \
.numbers = { { \
......@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ extern struct group_info init_groups;
{ \
.node = { \
.next = NULL, \
.pprev = &init_struct_pid.tasks[type].first, \
.pprev = NULL, \
}, \
.pid = &init_struct_pid, \
}
......
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