Re: [PATCHv4] procfs: show hierarchy of pid namespace

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Thu Oct 09 2014 - 17:37:34 EST

On 10/09, Chen, Hanxiao wrote:
> > From: Oleg Nesterov [mailto:oleg@xxxxxxxxxx]
> >
> > Hmm. We only want the tasks from our namespace, yes? Perhaps find_ge_pid()
> > makes more sense?
> Only tasks from our ns is valid.
> But how could find_ge_pid() do that?
> nr = 1;
> while (nr < PID_MAX_LIMIT) {
> find_ge_pid(nr, curr_ns);
> list_add();
> nr++;
> }

something like this, except list_add() should obviously depend on
is_child_reaper() check.

This can be more optimal in sub-namespaces, you do not need to abuse
the global process list.

And if you change this code to use get_pid/put_pid, then you do not
need to hold rcu_read_lock() throughout, you only need it around
find_ge_pid + get_pid.

At the same time, for_each_process() in the global namespace can be
faster if there are a lot of sub-threads.

> Perhaps that's not a good way.

OK, I won't insist.

although it would be nice to know why do you think this is bad.

> > > + pid = task_pid(p);
> >
> > Well, in theory you need barrier() here. Or perhaps we should add
> > ACCESS_ONCE() into task_pid()...
> You mean modify task_pid as:
> return ACCESS_ONCE(task->pids[PIDTYPE_PID].pid;);

Yes. But not now an not in this patch of course. I'd suggest to add
barrier() just in case.

> > And imho it would be better to declare pidns_list/pidns_tree locally
> > in nslist_proc_show() and pass them to the callees.
> That's a good idea.
> Will changed in the next version.

Good. And I forgot to mention, in this case you do not need pidns_list_lock
at all afaics.


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