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From: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>, Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	"Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org
Subject: [RFC PATCH 1/3] sched: fix exit_mm vs membarrier (v3)
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:25:06 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200924172508.8724-2-mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200924172508.8724-1-mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>

exit_mm should issue memory barriers after user-space memory accesses,
before clearing current->mm, to order user-space memory accesses
performed prior to exit_mm before clearing tsk->mm, which has the
effect of skipping the membarrier private expedited IPIs.

exit_mm should also update the runqueue's membarrier_state so
membarrier global expedited IPIs are not sent when they are not
needed.

The membarrier system call can be issued concurrently with do_exit
if we have thread groups created with CLONE_VM but not CLONE_THREAD.

Here is the scenario I have in mind:

Two thread groups are created, A and B. Thread group B is created by
issuing clone from group A with flag CLONE_VM set, but not CLONE_THREAD.
Let's assume we have a single thread within each thread group (Thread A
and Thread B).

The AFAIU we can have:

Userspace variables:

int x = 0, y = 0;

CPU 0                   CPU 1
Thread A                Thread B
(in thread group A)     (in thread group B)

x = 1
barrier()
y = 1
exit()
exit_mm()
current->mm = NULL;
                        r1 = load y
                        membarrier()
                          skips CPU 0 (no IPI) because its current mm is NULL
                        r2 = load x
                        BUG_ON(r1 == 1 && r2 == 0)

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
Cc: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
---
Changes since v1:
- Use smp_mb__after_spinlock rather than smp_mb.
- Document race scenario in commit message.

Changes since v2:
- Introduce membarrier_update_current_mm,
- Use membarrier_update_current_mm to update rq's membarrier_state from
  exit_mm.
---
 include/linux/sched/mm.h  |  5 +++++
 kernel/exit.c             | 12 ++++++++++++
 kernel/sched/membarrier.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 29 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched/mm.h b/include/linux/sched/mm.h
index f889e332912f..5dd7f56baaba 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/mm.h
@@ -370,6 +370,8 @@ static inline void membarrier_mm_sync_core_before_usermode(struct mm_struct *mm)
 
 extern void membarrier_exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm);
 
+extern void membarrier_update_current_mm(struct mm_struct *next_mm);
+
 #else
 #ifdef CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_MEMBARRIER_CALLBACKS
 static inline void membarrier_arch_switch_mm(struct mm_struct *prev,
@@ -384,6 +386,9 @@ static inline void membarrier_exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
 static inline void membarrier_mm_sync_core_before_usermode(struct mm_struct *mm)
 {
 }
+static inline void membarrier_update_current_mm(struct mm_struct *next_mm)
+{
+}
 #endif
 
 #endif /* _LINUX_SCHED_MM_H */
diff --git a/kernel/exit.c b/kernel/exit.c
index 733e80f334e7..0767a2dbf245 100644
--- a/kernel/exit.c
+++ b/kernel/exit.c
@@ -475,7 +475,19 @@ static void exit_mm(void)
 	BUG_ON(mm != current->active_mm);
 	/* more a memory barrier than a real lock */
 	task_lock(current);
+	/*
+	 * When a thread stops operating on an address space, the loop
+	 * in membarrier_private_expedited() may not observe that
+	 * tsk->mm, and the loop in membarrier_global_expedited() may
+	 * not observe a MEMBARRIER_STATE_GLOBAL_EXPEDITED
+	 * rq->membarrier_state, so those would not issue an IPI.
+	 * Membarrier requires a memory barrier after accessing
+	 * user-space memory, before clearing tsk->mm or the
+	 * rq->membarrier_state.
+	 */
+	smp_mb__after_spinlock();
 	current->mm = NULL;
+	membarrier_update_current_mm(NULL);
 	mmap_read_unlock(mm);
 	enter_lazy_tlb(mm, current);
 	task_unlock(current);
diff --git a/kernel/sched/membarrier.c b/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
index 168479a7d61b..8bc8b8a888b7 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/membarrier.c
@@ -63,6 +63,18 @@ void membarrier_exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
 	this_cpu_write(runqueues.membarrier_state, 0);
 }
 
+void membarrier_update_current_mm(struct mm_struct *next_mm)
+{
+	struct rq *rq = this_rq();
+	int membarrier_state = 0;
+
+	if (next_mm)
+		membarrier_state = atomic_read(&next_mm->membarrier_state);
+	if (READ_ONCE(rq->membarrier_state) == membarrier_state)
+		return;
+	WRITE_ONCE(rq->membarrier_state, membarrier_state);
+}
+
 static int membarrier_global_expedited(void)
 {
 	int cpu;
-- 
2.17.1



       reply	other threads:[~2020-09-24 17:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20200924172508.8724-1-mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
2020-09-24 17:25 ` Mathieu Desnoyers [this message]
2020-10-07 14:29   ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-10-07 14:57     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2020-10-07 15:09       ` Peter Zijlstra

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