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    cgroup: protect cgroup->nr_(dying_)descendants by css_set_lock · 4dcabece
    Roman Gushchin authored
    The number of descendant cgroups and the number of dying
    descendant cgroups are currently synchronized using the cgroup_mutex.
    The number of descendant cgroups will be required by the cgroup v2
    freezer, which will use it to determine if a cgroup is frozen
    (depending on total number of descendants and number of frozen
    descendants). It's not always acceptable to grab the cgroup_mutex,
    especially from quite hot paths (e.g. exit()).
    To avoid this, let's additionally synchronize these counters using
    the css_set_lock.
    So, it's safe to read these counters with either cgroup_mutex or
    css_set_lock locked, and for changing both locks should be acquired.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarRoman Gushchin <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>