Commit 5d21cc2d authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo

cpuset: replace cgroup_mutex locking with cpuset internal locking

Supposedly for historical reasons, cpuset depends on cgroup core for
locking.  It depends on cgroup_mutex in cgroup callbacks and grabs
cgroup_mutex from other places where it wants to be synchronized.
This is majorly messy and highly prone to introducing circular locking
dependency especially because cgroup_mutex is supposed to be one of
the outermost locks.

As previous patches already plugged possible races which may happen by
decoupling from cgroup_mutex, replacing cgroup_mutex with cpuset
specific cpuset_mutex is mostly straight-forward.  Introduce
cpuset_mutex, replace all occurrences of cgroup_mutex with it, and add
cpuset_mutex locking to places which inherited cgroup_mutex from
cgroup core.

The only complication is from cpuset wanting to initiate task
migration when a cpuset loses all cpus or memory nodes.  Task
migration may go through full cgroup and all subsystem locking and
should be initiated without holding any cpuset specific lock; however,
a previous patch already made hotplug handled asynchronously and
moving the task migration part outside other locks is easy.
cpuset_propagate_hotplug_workfn() now invokes
remove_tasks_in_empty_cpuset() without holding any lock.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Acked-by: default avatarLi Zefan <>
parent 02bb5863
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