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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
Cc: 'Peter Zijlstra' <peterz@infradead.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Subject: RE: [patch V2 11/16] x86/ioperm: Share I/O bitmap if identical
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:39:11 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1911141335550.2507@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <a0146b86073f4b9bb858d80b4a71683e@AcuMS.aculab.com>

On Thu, 14 Nov 2019, David Laight wrote:
> From: Peter Zijlstra
> > Sent: 12 November 2019 09:15
> ...
> > > +	/*
> > > +	 * If the bitmap is not shared, then nothing can take a refcount as
> > > +	 * current can obviously not fork at the same time. If it's shared
> > > +	 * duplicate it and drop the refcount on the original one.
> > > +	 */
> > > +	if (refcount_read(&iobm->refcnt) > 1) {
> > > +		iobm = kmemdup(iobm, sizeof(*iobm), GFP_KERNEL);
> > > +		if (!iobm)
> > > +			return -ENOMEM;
> > > +		io_bitmap_exit();
> > 		refcount_set(&iobm->refcnt, 1);
> > >  	}
> 
> What happens if two threads of the same process enter the above
> at the same time?
> (I've not looked for a lock, but since kmemdup() can sleep I'd suspect there isn't one.)
> 
> Also can another thread call fork() - eg while the kmemdup() is sleeping?

That's not a problem at all. The io bitmap which is duplicated can neither
be modified nor freed while the duplication is in progress. That's what the
refcount is for. The threads drop their refcount _after_ duplication.

And fork is not a problem either because that just increments the refcount.

Thanks,

	tglx



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Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-11 22:03 [patch V2 00/16] x86/iopl: Prevent user space from using CLI/STI with iopl(3) Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 01/16] x86/ptrace: Prevent truncation of bitmap size Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 15:34   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 02/16] x86/process: Unify copy_thread_tls() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 03/16] x86/cpu: Unify cpu_init() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 04/16] x86/tss: Fix and move VMX BUILD_BUG_ON() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:44   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-12 15:37   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 05/16] x86/iopl: Cleanup include maze Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 15:37   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 06/16] x86/io: Speedup schedule out of I/O bitmap user Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 16:00   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 17:08     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 07/16] x86/ioperm: Move iobitmap data into a struct Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 16:02   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 17:08     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 08/16] x86/ioperm: Add bitmap sequence number Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12  9:22   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-11-12  9:55     ` [patch V2 08/16] x86/ioperm: Add bitmap sequence numberc Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 16:08   ` [patch V2 08/16] x86/ioperm: Add bitmap sequence number Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 17:10     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 09/16] x86/ioperm: Move TSS bitmap update to exit to user work Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 16:16   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 17:20     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 17:41       ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 17:46         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-11-13  8:30           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 10/16] x86/ioperm: Remove bitmap if all permissions dropped Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 17:43   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 11/16] x86/ioperm: Share I/O bitmap if identical Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12  7:14   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  7:17     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12  7:52       ` Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  9:15   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-11-12  9:51     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-14 11:02     ` David Laight
2019-11-14 12:39       ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2019-11-14 13:09       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-11-14 13:22         ` David Laight
2019-11-12 18:12   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 12/16] selftests/x86/ioperm: Extend testing so the shared bitmap is exercised Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 13/16] x86/iopl: Fixup misleading comment Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 18:14   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 14/16] x86/iopl: Restrict iopl() permission scope Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 23:03   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12  6:32     ` Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  8:42   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12 10:07     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 18:35   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 15/16] x86/iopl: Remove legacy IOPL option Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12 18:37   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-11-12 19:40     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-11 22:03 ` [patch V2 16/16] selftests/x86/iopl: Extend test to cover IOPL emulation Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-12  7:40 ` [PATCH] x86/iopl: Factor out IO-bitmap related TSS fields into 'struct x86_io_bitmap' Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  7:59   ` [PATCH] x86/iopl: Harmonize 'struct io_bitmap' and 'struct x86_io_bitmap' nomenclature Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  8:11   ` [PATCH] x86/iopl: Clear up the role of the two bitmap copying fields Ingo Molnar
2019-11-12  8:15   ` [PATCH] x86/iopl: Rename <asm/iobitmap.h> to <asm/io_bitmap.h> Ingo Molnar

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