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Date:	Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:12:38 +0100
From:	Matt Fleming <matt@...sole-pimps.org>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...hat.com>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf: Detach group events when removing event from ctx

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:42:37AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 20:35 +0100, Matt Fleming wrote:
> > When removing an event from a task's list of events we need to make sure
> > that we also detach all group events. If we don't, then when we later
> > call perf_group_attach() we'll hit the WARN_ON_ONCE() like so,
> > 
> > [ 1200.449161] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > [ 1200.449171] WARNING: at kernel/perf_event.c:313 add_event_to_ctx+0xe1/0x159()
> > [ 1200.449174] Hardware name: MacBook2,1
> > [ 1200.449176] Modules linked in: dm_mod sg sd_mod
> > [ 1200.449183] Pid: 7619, comm: perf Not tainted 2.6.36-rc6-tip+ #2
> > [ 1200.449186] Call Trace:
> > [ 1200.449193]  [<ffffffff8103b71e>] warn_slowpath_common+0x85/0x9d
> > [ 1200.449197]  [<ffffffff8103b750>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x1c
> > [ 1200.449201]  [<ffffffff810a16fb>] add_event_to_ctx+0xe1/0x159
> > [ 1200.449206]  [<ffffffff810a2f01>] perf_install_in_context+0x85/0x99
> > [ 1200.449210]  [<ffffffff810a7811>] sys_perf_event_open+0x4da/0x633
> > [ 1200.449216]  [<ffffffff81002b1b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> > [ 1200.449218] ---[ end trace 9df38c30c6cacb50 ]---
> 
> I think its due to the new and fancy move groups around context code
> from: b04243ef70 (perf: Complete software pmu grouping).
> 
> Does the below cure it?
> 
> It only detaches the group when we move it from one context to another,
> the perf_install_in_context() later on will then re-assemble the group
> on the other context.
> 
> ---
> Index: linux-2.6/kernel/perf_event.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/perf_event.c
> +++ linux-2.6/kernel/perf_event.c
> @@ -5592,6 +5592,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
>  		list_for_each_entry(sibling, &group_leader->sibling_list,
>  				    group_entry) {
>  			perf_event_remove_from_context(sibling);
> +			perf_group_detach(sibling);
>  			put_ctx(gctx);
>  		}
>  		mutex_unlock(&gctx->mutex);
> 

Unfortunately this still hits the WARN_ON_ONCE() :-(
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