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[v2,01/11] fork: introduce kernel_clone()

Message ID 20200819104655.436656-2-christian.brauner@ubuntu.com
State New
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Series Introduce kernel_clone(), kill _do_fork() | expand

Commit Message

Christian Brauner Aug. 19, 2020, 10:46 a.m. UTC
The old _do_fork() helper doesn't follow naming conventions of in-kernel
helpers for syscalls. The process creation cleanup in [1] didn't change the
name to something more reasonable mainly because _do_fork() was used in quite a
few places. So sending this as a separate series seemed the better strategy.

This commit does two things:
1. renames _do_fork() to kernel_clone() but keeps _do_fork() as a simple static
   inline wrapper around kernel_clone().
2. Changes the return type from long to pid_t. This aligns kernel_thread() and
   kernel_clone(). Also, the return value from kernel_clone that is surfaced in
   fork(), vfork(), clone(), and clone3() is taken from pid_vrn() which returns
   a pid_t too.

Follow-up patches will switch each caller of _do_fork() and each place where it
is referenced over to kernel_clone(). After all these changes are done, we can
remove _do_fork() completely and will only be left with kernel_clone().

[1]: 9ba27414f2ec ("Merge tag 'fork-v5.9' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux")
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: "Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <peterz@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>
---
/* v2 */
- Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@infradead.org>:
  - make kernel_clone() return pid_t
---
 include/linux/sched/task.h |  6 +++++-
 kernel/fork.c              | 16 ++++++++--------
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/include/linux/sched/task.h b/include/linux/sched/task.h
index a98965007eef..d4428039c3c1 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/task.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/task.h
@@ -83,7 +83,11 @@  extern void do_group_exit(int);
 extern void exit_files(struct task_struct *);
 extern void exit_itimers(struct signal_struct *);
 
-extern long _do_fork(struct kernel_clone_args *kargs);
+extern pid_t kernel_clone(struct kernel_clone_args *kargs);
+static inline long _do_fork(struct kernel_clone_args *kargs)
+{
+	return kernel_clone(kargs);
+}
 struct task_struct *fork_idle(int);
 struct mm_struct *copy_init_mm(void);
 extern pid_t kernel_thread(int (*fn)(void *), void *arg, unsigned long flags);
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 4d32190861bd..d822c7a4b9c4 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -2384,14 +2384,14 @@  struct mm_struct *copy_init_mm(void)
  *
  * args->exit_signal is expected to be checked for sanity by the caller.
  */
-long _do_fork(struct kernel_clone_args *args)
+pid_t kernel_clone(struct kernel_clone_args *args)
 {
 	u64 clone_flags = args->flags;
 	struct completion vfork;
 	struct pid *pid;
 	struct task_struct *p;
 	int trace = 0;
-	long nr;
+	pid_t nr;
 
 	/*
 	 * For legacy clone() calls, CLONE_PIDFD uses the parent_tid argument
@@ -2477,7 +2477,7 @@  pid_t kernel_thread(int (*fn)(void *), void *arg, unsigned long flags)
 		.stack_size	= (unsigned long)arg,
 	};
 
-	return _do_fork(&args);
+	return kernel_clone(&args);
 }
 
 #ifdef __ARCH_WANT_SYS_FORK
@@ -2488,7 +2488,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE0(fork)
 		.exit_signal = SIGCHLD,
 	};
 
-	return _do_fork(&args);
+	return kernel_clone(&args);
 #else
 	/* can not support in nommu mode */
 	return -EINVAL;
@@ -2504,7 +2504,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE0(vfork)
 		.exit_signal	= SIGCHLD,
 	};
 
-	return _do_fork(&args);
+	return kernel_clone(&args);
 }
 #endif
 
@@ -2542,7 +2542,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE5(clone, unsigned long, clone_flags, unsigned long, newsp,
 		.tls		= tls,
 	};
 
-	return _do_fork(&args);
+	return kernel_clone(&args);
 }
 #endif
 
@@ -2700,7 +2700,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE2(clone3, struct clone_args __user *, uargs, size_t, size)
 	if (!clone3_args_valid(&kargs))
 		return -EINVAL;
 
-	return _do_fork(&kargs);
+	return kernel_clone(&kargs);
 }
 #endif
 
@@ -2863,7 +2863,7 @@  int unshare_fd(unsigned long unshare_flags, unsigned int max_fds,
 /*
  * unshare allows a process to 'unshare' part of the process
  * context which was originally shared using clone.  copy_*
- * functions used by _do_fork() cannot be used here directly
+ * functions used by kernel_clone() cannot be used here directly
  * because they modify an inactive task_struct that is being
  * constructed. Here we are modifying the current, active,
  * task_struct.