introduce __fcheck_files() to fix rcu_dereference_check_fdtable(), kill rcu_my_thread_group_empty()
rcu_dereference_check_fdtable() looks very wrong,
1. rcu_my_thread_group_empty() was added by 844b9a8707f1 "vfs: fix
RCU-lockdep false positive due to /proc" but it doesn't really
fix the problem. A CLONE_THREAD (without CLONE_FILES) task can
hit the same race with get_files_struct().
And otoh rcu_my_thread_group_empty() can suppress the correct
warning if the caller is the CLONE_FILES (without CLONE_THREAD)
2. files->count == 1 check is not really right too. Even if this
files_struct is not shared it is not safe to access it lockless
unless the caller is the owner.
Otoh, this check is sub-optimal. files->count == 0 always means
it is safe to use it lockless even if files != current->files,
but put_files_struct() has to take rcu_read_lock(). See the next
This patch removes the buggy checks and turns fcheck_files() into
__fcheck_files() which uses rcu_dereference_raw(), the "unshared"
callers, fget_light() and fget_raw_light(), can use it to avoid
the warning from RCU-lockdep.
fcheck_files() is trivially reimplemented as rcu_lockdep_assert()
Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <email@example.com>
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