[LTP] [PATCH 1/1] controllers/cgroup_fj: fix longtime wait cgroup_fj_proc.

Shu Wang shuwang@redhat.com
Fri Oct 14 10:07:13 CEST 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cyril Hrubis" <chrubis@suse.cz>
> To: shuwang@redhat.com
> Cc: ltp@lists.linux.it
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:26:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [LTP] [PATCH 1/1] controllers/cgroup_fj: fix longtime wait cgroup_fj_proc.
> Hi!
> > On some machines, when many cgroup_fj_proc created on the background,
> > killall may failed to find and kill them all as the processes are
> > just created and not ready. And that will cause the ltp testrun wait
> > forever. So changed to use kill -9 instead.
> What is the exact race here? What exactly "just created and not ready"
> means here?

The case cgroup_fj_stress.sh creates many cgroup subgroups according to
$1 (subgroup_num) and $2 (subgroup_depth) parameters, and if $3 
attach_operation is 'each', it creates cgroup_fj_proc on the background
attached to each subgroup.

The race here is to use 'killall -9 cgroup_fj_proc' right after background
processes cgroup_fj_proc were created. And a few cgroup_fj_proc processes
may not be killed, still running on the background, stalls the wait command.

for i in `seq 10`
 sleep 10000 &
killall -9 sleep;
wait;                  #stall here

> --
> Cyril Hrubis
> chrubis@suse.cz

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