[08/17] proc/fd: In proc_fd_link use fcheck_task

Submitted by Eric W. Biederman on Aug. 17, 2020, 10:04 p.m.

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Message ID 20200817220425.9389-8-ebiederm@xmission.com
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Eric W. Biederman Aug. 17, 2020, 10:04 p.m.
When discussing[1] exec and posix file locks it was realized that none
of the callers of get_files_struct fundamentally needed to call
get_files_struct, and that by switching them to helper functions
instead it will both simplify their code and remove unnecessary
increments of files_struct.count.  Those unnecessary increments can
result in exec unnecessarily unsharing files_struct which breaking
posix locks, and it can result in fget_light having to fallback to
fget reducing system performance.

Using fcheck_task instead of get_files_struct simplifies proc_fd_link by
removing unnecessary locking, and reference counting.

[1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180915160423.GA31461@redhat.com
Suggested-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 fs/proc/fd.c | 14 ++++----------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/fs/proc/fd.c b/fs/proc/fd.c
index 4048a87c51ee..abfdcb21cc79 100644
--- a/fs/proc/fd.c
+++ b/fs/proc/fd.c
@@ -141,29 +141,23 @@  static const struct dentry_operations tid_fd_dentry_operations = {
 
 static int proc_fd_link(struct dentry *dentry, struct path *path)
 {
-	struct files_struct *files = NULL;
 	struct task_struct *task;
 	int ret = -ENOENT;
 
 	task = get_proc_task(d_inode(dentry));
 	if (task) {
-		files = get_files_struct(task);
-		put_task_struct(task);
-	}
-
-	if (files) {
 		unsigned int fd = proc_fd(d_inode(dentry));
 		struct file *fd_file;
 
-		spin_lock(&files->file_lock);
-		fd_file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
+		rcu_read_lock();
+		fd_file = fcheck_task(task, fd);
 		if (fd_file) {
 			*path = fd_file->f_path;
 			path_get(&fd_file->f_path);
 			ret = 0;
 		}
-		spin_unlock(&files->file_lock);
-		put_files_struct(files);
+		rcu_read_unlock();
+		put_task_struct(task);
 	}
 
 	return ret;

Comments

Christian Brauner Aug. 18, 2020, 10:36 a.m.
On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 05:04:16PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> When discussing[1] exec and posix file locks it was realized that none
> of the callers of get_files_struct fundamentally needed to call
> get_files_struct, and that by switching them to helper functions
> instead it will both simplify their code and remove unnecessary
> increments of files_struct.count.  Those unnecessary increments can
> result in exec unnecessarily unsharing files_struct which breaking
> posix locks, and it can result in fget_light having to fallback to
> fget reducing system performance.
> 
> Using fcheck_task instead of get_files_struct simplifies proc_fd_link by
> removing unnecessary locking, and reference counting.
> 
> [1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180915160423.GA31461@redhat.com
> Suggested-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> ---

Acked-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>

>  fs/proc/fd.c | 14 ++++----------
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/proc/fd.c b/fs/proc/fd.c
> index 4048a87c51ee..abfdcb21cc79 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/fd.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/fd.c
> @@ -141,29 +141,23 @@ static const struct dentry_operations tid_fd_dentry_operations = {
>  
>  static int proc_fd_link(struct dentry *dentry, struct path *path)
>  {
> -	struct files_struct *files = NULL;
>  	struct task_struct *task;
>  	int ret = -ENOENT;
>  
>  	task = get_proc_task(d_inode(dentry));
>  	if (task) {
> -		files = get_files_struct(task);
> -		put_task_struct(task);
> -	}
> -
> -	if (files) {
>  		unsigned int fd = proc_fd(d_inode(dentry));
>  		struct file *fd_file;
>  
> -		spin_lock(&files->file_lock);
> -		fd_file = fcheck_files(files, fd);
> +		rcu_read_lock();
> +		fd_file = fcheck_task(task, fd);
>  		if (fd_file) {
>  			*path = fd_file->f_path;
>  			path_get(&fd_file->f_path);
>  			ret = 0;
>  		}
> -		spin_unlock(&files->file_lock);
> -		put_files_struct(files);
> +		rcu_read_unlock();
> +		put_task_struct(task);
>  	}
>  
>  	return ret;
> -- 
> 2.25.0
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