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Date:	Mon,  7 Apr 2014 11:04:08 +0200
From:	Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>,
	Corey Ashford <cjashfor@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...hat.com>,
	Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
Subject: [PATCH] perf: Prevent false warning in perf_swevent_add

The perf cpu offline callback takes down all cpu context
events and releases swhash->swevent_hlist.

This could race with task context software event being just
scheduled on this cpu via perf_swevent_add while cpu hotplug
code already cleaned up event's data.

The race happens in the gap between the cpu notifier code
and the cpu being actually taken down. Note that only cpu
ctx events are terminated in the perf cpu hotplug code.

It's easily reproduced with:
  $ perf record -e faults perf bench sched pipe

while putting one of the cpus offline:
  # echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online

Console emits following warning:
  WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 2845 at kernel/events/core.c:5672 perf_swevent_add+0x18d/0x1a0()
  Modules linked in:
  CPU: 1 PID: 2845 Comm: sched-pipe Tainted: G        W    3.14.0+ #256
  Hardware name: Intel Corporation Montevina platform/To be filled by O.E.M., BIOS AMVACRB1.86C.0066.B00.0805070703 05/07/2008
   0000000000000009 ffff880077233ab8 ffffffff81665a23 0000000000200005
   0000000000000000 ffff880077233af8 ffffffff8104732c 0000000000000046
   ffff88007467c800 0000000000000002 ffff88007a9cf2a0 0000000000000001
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffff81665a23>] dump_stack+0x4f/0x7c
   [<ffffffff8104732c>] warn_slowpath_common+0x8c/0xc0
   [<ffffffff8104737a>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x20
   [<ffffffff8110fb3d>] perf_swevent_add+0x18d/0x1a0
   [<ffffffff811162ae>] event_sched_in.isra.75+0x9e/0x1f0
   [<ffffffff8111646a>] group_sched_in+0x6a/0x1f0
   [<ffffffff81083dd5>] ? sched_clock_local+0x25/0xa0
   [<ffffffff811167e6>] ctx_sched_in+0x1f6/0x450
   [<ffffffff8111757b>] perf_event_sched_in+0x6b/0xa0
   [<ffffffff81117a4b>] perf_event_context_sched_in+0x7b/0xc0
   [<ffffffff81117ece>] __perf_event_task_sched_in+0x43e/0x460
   [<ffffffff81096f1e>] ? put_lock_stats.isra.18+0xe/0x30
   [<ffffffff8107b3c8>] finish_task_switch+0xb8/0x100
   [<ffffffff8166a7de>] __schedule+0x30e/0xad0
   [<ffffffff81172dd2>] ? pipe_read+0x3e2/0x560
   [<ffffffff8166b45e>] ? preempt_schedule_irq+0x3e/0x70
   [<ffffffff8166b45e>] ? preempt_schedule_irq+0x3e/0x70
   [<ffffffff8166b464>] preempt_schedule_irq+0x44/0x70
   [<ffffffff816707f0>] retint_kernel+0x20/0x30
   [<ffffffff8109e60a>] ? lockdep_sys_exit+0x1a/0x90
   [<ffffffff812a4234>] lockdep_sys_exit_thunk+0x35/0x67
   [<ffffffff81679321>] ? sysret_check+0x5/0x56

Fixing this by tracking the cpu hotplug state and displaying
the WARN only if current cpu is initialized properly.

Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...hat.com>
Cc: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
---
 kernel/events/core.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 661951a..0747389 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -5423,6 +5423,9 @@ struct swevent_htable {
 
 	/* Recursion avoidance in each contexts */
 	int				recursion[PERF_NR_CONTEXTS];
+
+	/* Keeps track of cpu being initialized/exited */
+	bool				online;
 };
 
 static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct swevent_htable, swevent_htable);
@@ -5669,8 +5672,14 @@ static int perf_swevent_add(struct perf_event *event, int flags)
 	hwc->state = !(flags & PERF_EF_START);
 
 	head = find_swevent_head(swhash, event);
-	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!head))
+	if (!head) {
+		/*
+		 * We can race with cpu hotplug code. Do not
+		 * WARN if the cpu just got unplugged.
+		 */
+		WARN_ON_ONCE(swhash->online);
 		return -EINVAL;
+	}
 
 	hlist_add_head_rcu(&event->hlist_entry, head);
 
@@ -7850,6 +7859,7 @@ static void perf_event_init_cpu(int cpu)
 	struct swevent_htable *swhash = &per_cpu(swevent_htable, cpu);
 
 	mutex_lock(&swhash->hlist_mutex);
+	swhash->online = true;
 	if (swhash->hlist_refcount > 0) {
 		struct swevent_hlist *hlist;
 
@@ -7907,6 +7917,7 @@ static void perf_event_exit_cpu(int cpu)
 	perf_event_exit_cpu_context(cpu);
 
 	mutex_lock(&swhash->hlist_mutex);
+	swhash->online = false;
 	swevent_hlist_release(swhash);
 	mutex_unlock(&swhash->hlist_mutex);
 }
-- 
1.7.11.7

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