[PATCH] vfs rerepost: fix RCU-lockdep false positive due to /proc

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 15:14:14 EST

If a single-threaded process does a file-descriptor operation, and
some other process accesses that same file descriptor via /proc,
the current rcu_dereference_check_fdtable() can give a false-positive
RCU-lockdep splat due to the reference count being increased by the
/proc access after the reference-count check in fget_light() but before
the check in rcu_dereference_check_fdtable().

This commit prevents this false positive by checking for a single-threaded
process. To avoid #include hell, this commit uses the wrapper for
thread_group_empty(current) defined by rcu_my_thread_group_empty()
provided in a separate commit.

Located-by: Miles Lane <miles.lane@xxxxxxxxx>
Located-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fdtable.h | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/fdtable.h b/include/linux/fdtable.h
index 013dc52..d147461 100644
--- a/include/linux/fdtable.h
+++ b/include/linux/fdtable.h
@@ -61,7 +61,8 @@ struct files_struct {
(rcu_dereference_check((fdtfd), \
rcu_read_lock_held() || \
lockdep_is_held(&(files)->file_lock) || \
- atomic_read(&(files)->count) == 1))
+ atomic_read(&(files)->count) == 1 || \
+ rcu_my_thread_group_empty()))

#define files_fdtable(files) \
(rcu_dereference_check_fdtable((files), (files)->fdt))
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