On 05/24/2011 03:52 PM, Jan Kiszka wrote:
> On 2011-05-24 14:30, Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>>>>>> Do you already have an idea how to get that info to the delete hook
>>>>>>> function?
>>>>>> Yes. We start by not applying the list reversal patch, then the sys_ppd
>>>>>> is the first in the list. So, we can, in the function ppd_remove_mm,
>>>>>> start by removing all the others ppd, then remove the sys ppd (that is
>>>>>> the first), last. This changes a few signatures in the core code, a lot
>>>>>> of things in the skin code, but that would be for the better...
>>>>> I still don't see how this affects the order we use in
>>>>> do_taskexit_event, the one that prevents xnsys_get_ppd usage even when
>>>>> the mm is still present.
>>>> The idea is to change the cleanup routines not to call xnsys_get_ppd.
>>> ...and use what instead? Sorry, I'm slow today.
>> The sys_ppd passed as other argument to the cleanup function.
> That would affect all thread hooks, not only the one for deletion. And
> it would pull in more shadow-specific bits into the pod.
> Moreover, I think we would still be in troubles as mm, thus ppd,
> deletion takes place before last task deletion, thus taskexit hook
> invocation. That's due to the cleanup ordering in the kernel's do_exit.
> However, if you have a patch, I'd be happy to test and rework my leakage
> fix.

I will work on this ASAP.


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