time, signal: Protect resource use statistics with seqlock

Both times() and clock_gettime(CLOCK_PROCESS_CPUTIME_ID) have scalability
issues on large systems, due to both functions being serialized with a

The lock protects against reporting a wrong value, due to a thread in the
task group exiting, its statistics reporting up to the signal struct, and
that exited task's statistics being counted twice (or not at all).

Protecting that with a lock results in times() and clock_gettime() being
completely serialized on large systems.

This can be fixed by using a seqlock around the events that gather and
propagate statistics. As an additional benefit, the protection code can
be moved into thread_group_cputime(), slightly simplifying the calling

In the case of posix_cpu_clock_get_task() things can be simplified a
lot, because the calling function already ensures that the task sticks
around, and the rest is now taken care of in thread_group_cputime().

This way the statistics reporting code can run lockless.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Alex Thorlton <athorlton@sgi.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Daeseok Youn <daeseok.youn@gmail.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Dongsheng Yang <yangds.fnst@cn.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Cc: Guillaume Morin <guillaume@morinfr.org>
Cc: Ionut Alexa <ionut.m.alexa@gmail.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
Cc: Michal Schmidt <mschmidt@redhat.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com>
Cc: umgwanakikbuti@gmail.com
Cc: fweisbec@gmail.com
Cc: srao@redhat.com
Cc: lwoodman@redhat.com
Cc: atheurer@redhat.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140816134010.26a9b572@annuminas.surriel.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
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