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Date:	Sat, 25 Dec 2010 08:59:15 GMT
From:	tip-bot for David Sharp <>
Subject: [tip:perf/urgent] ring_buffer: Off-by-one and duplicate events in ring_buffer_read_page

Commit-ID:  e1e359273576ee8fe27021356b064c772ed29af3
Author:     David Sharp <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:38:24 -0800
Committer:  Steven Rostedt <>
CommitDate: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:09:30 -0500

ring_buffer: Off-by-one and duplicate events in ring_buffer_read_page

Fix two related problems in the event-copying loop of

The loop condition for copying events is off-by-one.
"len" is the remaining space in the caller-supplied page.
"size" is the size of the next event (or two events).
If len == size, then there is just enough space for the next event.

size was set to rb_event_ts_length, which may include the size of two
events if the first event is a time-extend, in order to assure time-
extends are kept together with the event after it. However,
rb_advance_reader always advances by one event. This would result in the
event after any time-extend being duplicated. Instead, get the size of
a single event for the memcpy, but use rb_event_ts_length for the loop

Signed-off-by: David Sharp <>
LKML-Reference: <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
 kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c |    9 ++++++++-
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
index 9ed509a..bd1c35a 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
@@ -3853,6 +3853,13 @@ int ring_buffer_read_page(struct ring_buffer *buffer,
 		/* Need to copy one event at a time */
 		do {
+			/* We need the size of one event, because
+			 * rb_advance_reader only advances by one event,
+			 * whereas rb_event_ts_length may include the size of
+			 * one or two events.
+			 * We have already ensured there's enough space if this
+			 * is a time extend. */
+			size = rb_event_length(event);
 			memcpy(bpage->data + pos, rpage->data + rpos, size);
 			len -= size;
@@ -3867,7 +3874,7 @@ int ring_buffer_read_page(struct ring_buffer *buffer,
 			event = rb_reader_event(cpu_buffer);
 			/* Always keep the time extend and data together */
 			size = rb_event_ts_length(event);
-		} while (len > size);
+		} while (len >= size);
 		/* update bpage */
 		local_set(&bpage->commit, pos);
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