Re: [PATCH 1/1] pid_ns: move pid_ns_release_proc() fromproc_flush_task() to zap_pid_ns_processes()

From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 02:25:44 EST

Oleg Nesterov [oleg@xxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
| This is mostly cleanup and optimization, but also fixes the bug.
| proc_flush_task() checks upid->nr == 1 to detect the case when
| a sub-namespace exits. However, this doesn't work in case when
| a multithreaded init execs and calls release_task(old_leader),
| the old leader has the same pid 1.
| Move pid_ns_release_proc() to zap_pid_ns_processes(), it is called
| when we know for sure that init is exiting.

Hmm, I almost agreed, but have a question :-)

Yes, we know that the container-init is exiting. But if its parent (in
the parent ns) waits on it and calls release_task(), won't we call
proc_flush_task_mnt() on this container-init ? This would happen after
dropping the mnt in zap_pid_ns_processes() no ?

At the time zap_pid_ns_processes() is called, the container-init is still
not in EXIT_ZOMBIE state right ? (Or does your statement below include

| Note: with or without this change this mntput() can happen before the
| EXIT_DEAD tasks not visible to do_wait() have passed proc_flush_task().
| We need more fixes.

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