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authorStephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>2011-04-06 02:54:54 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2011-04-11 11:07:55 +0200
commite566b76ed30768140df8f0023904aed5a41244f7 (patch)
tree5d8fa756453cb6f60554c6c253a3cf2a01945628 /kernel
parent621d26567fd0c222f419e3b5ddf39e529e0fdcb3 (diff)
perf_event: Fix cgrp event scheduling bug in perf_enable_on_exec()
There is a bug in perf_event_enable_on_exec() when cgroup events are active on a CPU: the cgroup events may be scheduled twice causing event state corruptions which eventually may lead to kernel panics. The reason is that the function needs to first schedule out the cgroup events, just like for the per-thread events. The cgroup event are scheduled back in automatically from the perf_event_context_sched_in() function. The patch also adds a WARN_ON_ONCE() is perf_cgroup_switch() to catch any bogus state. Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20110406005454.GA1062@quad Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/perf_event.c b/kernel/perf_event.c
index 27960f114efd..8e81a9860a0d 100644
--- a/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -364,6 +364,7 @@ void perf_cgroup_switch(struct task_struct *task, int mode)
if (mode & PERF_CGROUP_SWIN) {
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(cpuctx->cgrp);
/* set cgrp before ctxsw in to
* allow event_filter_match() to not
* have to pass task around
@@ -2423,6 +2424,14 @@ static void perf_event_enable_on_exec(struct perf_event_context *ctx)
if (!ctx || !ctx->nr_events)
goto out;
+ /*
+ * We must ctxsw out cgroup events to avoid conflict
+ * when invoking perf_task_event_sched_in() later on
+ * in this function. Otherwise we end up trying to
+ * ctxswin cgroup events which are already scheduled
+ * in.
+ */
+ perf_cgroup_sched_out(current);
task_ctx_sched_out(ctx, EVENT_ALL);
@@ -2447,6 +2456,9 @@ static void perf_event_enable_on_exec(struct perf_event_context *ctx)
+ /*
+ * Also calls ctxswin for cgroup events, if any:
+ */
perf_event_context_sched_in(ctx, ctx->task);

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