path: root/fs/proc/internal.h
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authorEric W. Biederman <>2020-02-19 18:22:26 -0600
committerEric W. Biederman <>2020-02-24 10:14:44 -0600
commit7bc3e6e55acf065500a24621f3b313e7e5998acf (patch)
tree97ea4c6eec0838079455dd56565226863c157ad2 /fs/proc/internal.h
parent71448011ea2a1cd36d8f5cbdab0ed716c454d565 (diff)
proc: Use a list of inodes to flush from proc
Rework the flushing of proc to use a list of directory inodes that need to be flushed. The list is kept on struct pid not on struct task_struct, as there is a fixed connection between proc inodes and pids but at least for the case of de_thread the pid of a task_struct changes. This removes the dependency on proc_mnt which allows for different mounts of proc having different mount options even in the same pid namespace and this allows for the removal of proc_mnt which will trivially the first mount of proc to honor it's mount options. This flushing remains an optimization. The functions pid_delete_dentry and pid_revalidate ensure that ordinary dcache management will not attempt to use dentries past the point their respective task has died. When unused the shrinker will eventually be able to remove these dentries. There is a case in de_thread where proc_flush_pid can be called early for a given pid. Which winds up being safe (if suboptimal) as this is just an optiimization. Only pid directories are put on the list as the other per pid files are children of those directories and d_invalidate on the directory will get them as well. So that the pid can be used during flushing it's reference count is taken in release_task and dropped in proc_flush_pid. Further the call of proc_flush_pid is moved after the tasklist_lock is released in release_task so that it is certain that the pid has already been unhashed when flushing it taking place. This removes a small race where a dentry could recreated. As struct pid is supposed to be small and I need a per pid lock I reuse the only lock that currently exists in struct pid the the wait_pidfd.lock. The net result is that this adds all of this functionality with just a little extra list management overhead and a single extra pointer in struct pid. v2: Initialize pid->inodes. I somehow failed to get that initialization into the initial version of the patch. A boot failure was reported by "kernel test robot <>", and failure to initialize that pid->inodes matches all of the reported symptoms. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/proc/internal.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/proc/internal.h b/fs/proc/internal.h
index fd470172675f..9e294f0290e5 100644
--- a/fs/proc/internal.h
+++ b/fs/proc/internal.h
@@ -158,6 +158,7 @@ extern int proc_pid_statm(struct seq_file *, struct pid_namespace *,
extern const struct dentry_operations pid_dentry_operations;
extern int pid_getattr(const struct path *, struct kstat *, u32, unsigned int);
extern int proc_setattr(struct dentry *, struct iattr *);
+extern void proc_pid_evict_inode(struct proc_inode *);
extern struct inode *proc_pid_make_inode(struct super_block *, struct task_struct *, umode_t);
extern void pid_update_inode(struct task_struct *, struct inode *);
extern int pid_delete_dentry(const struct dentry *);