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Date:	Tue,  7 Oct 2014 16:19:20 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	stable@...r.kernel.org, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
	Sylvain ythier Hitier <sylvain.hitier@...il.com>,
	"Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: [PATCH 3.16 04/26] perf: fix perf bug in fork()

3.16-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

------------------

From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>

commit 6c72e3501d0d62fc064d3680e5234f3463ec5a86 upstream.

Oleg noticed that a cleanup by Sylvain actually uncovered a bug; by
calling perf_event_free_task() when failing sched_fork() we will not yet
have done the memset() on ->perf_event_ctxp[] and will therefore try and
'free' the inherited contexts, which are still in use by the parent
process.  This is bad..

Suggested-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
Reported-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
Reported-by: Sylvain 'ythier' Hitier <sylvain.hitier@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

---
 kernel/events/core.c |    4 +++-
 kernel/fork.c        |    5 +++--
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -7921,8 +7921,10 @@ int perf_event_init_task(struct task_str
 
 	for_each_task_context_nr(ctxn) {
 		ret = perf_event_init_context(child, ctxn);
-		if (ret)
+		if (ret) {
+			perf_event_free_task(child);
 			return ret;
+		}
 	}
 
 	return 0;
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1326,7 +1326,7 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(
 		goto bad_fork_cleanup_policy;
 	retval = audit_alloc(p);
 	if (retval)
-		goto bad_fork_cleanup_policy;
+		goto bad_fork_cleanup_perf;
 	/* copy all the process information */
 	retval = copy_semundo(clone_flags, p);
 	if (retval)
@@ -1525,8 +1525,9 @@ bad_fork_cleanup_semundo:
 	exit_sem(p);
 bad_fork_cleanup_audit:
 	audit_free(p);
-bad_fork_cleanup_policy:
+bad_fork_cleanup_perf:
 	perf_event_free_task(p);
+bad_fork_cleanup_policy:
 #ifdef CONFIG_NUMA
 	mpol_put(p->mempolicy);
 bad_fork_cleanup_threadgroup_lock:


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