Re: BUG: CGROUPS [2.6.28-rc6] Task migration does not clean referenceto group

From: Li Zefan
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 19:48:52 EST

sudhir kumar wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Li Zefan <lizf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> sudhir kumar wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I see an interesting bug in the cgroups. I found that cat /proc/cgroups
>>> does not decrease the num_cgroups field when a group is deleted. It looks
>>> to me that somewhere we miss to delete the reference, which leads to a failure
>>> to unmount the cgroups filesystem.
>> Ah, it's not a bug. :)
> Oh Sorry!
>>> The steps to produce the bug are:
>>> mkdir /cpu
>>> mount -t cgroup -ocpu cgroup /cpu
>>> cd cpu
>>> mkdir group1;
>>> cd group1;
>>> /./while & # an infinite loop
>> Seems whenever we create a background job, we'll have a pin to the directory where
>> the job is created. So though rmdir() removed the directory, the dentry's refcnt
> Thanks for that.
> Should not rmdir fail in such a case ? Otherwise there is no other way
> for the user than to kill his task and unmount the cgroup fs, in case
> he needs to do so. Or shall we change the pin to point to the target
> directory? No idea if I am demanding too much ;(

You don't have to remove all the sub-dirs before umount cgroup fs. But if a process
has some pins to a directory, it's sure you can't umount the underlying fs, this
has nothing to do with cgroup.

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