Re: [PATCH] kernel/hung_task.c: export sysctl_hung_task_timeout_secs

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Feb 15 2024 - 00:26:46 EST

On Fri, Feb 09, 2024 at 02:09:35AM -0500, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> needed for thread_with_file; also rare but not unheard of to need this
> in module code, when blocking on user input.
> one workaround used by some code is wait_event_interruptible() - but
> that can be buggy if the outer context isn't expecting unwinding.

I don't think just exporting the variable ad thus allowing write
access is a good idea. If we want to keep going down the route of
this hack we should add an accessor function that returns the value.

The cleaner solution would be a new task state that explicitly
marks code than can sleep forever without triggerring the hang
check. Although this might be a bit invaѕive and take a while.