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Date:   Sun, 14 May 2017 01:01:02 +0530
From:   "Naveen N. Rao" <>
To:     Steven Rostedt <>, Shuah Khan <>
Cc:     Michael Ellerman <>,,
Subject: [PATCH 2/4] ftrace/instances: Clear function triggers when removing instances

If instance directories are deleted while there are registered function

  # cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/instances
  # mkdir test
  # echo "schedule:enable_event:sched:sched_switch" > test/set_ftrace_filter
  # rmdir test
  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000021edde8
  Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]
  SMP NR_CPUS=2048
  Modules linked in: iptable_mangle ipt_MASQUERADE nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 iptable_nat nf_nat_ipv4 nf_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 xt_conntrack nf_conntrack ipt_REJECT nf_reject_ipv4 xt_tcpudp tun bridge stp llc kvm iptable_filter fuse binfmt_misc pseries_rng rng_core vmx_crypto ib_iser rdma_cm iw_cm ib_cm ib_core libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi ip_tables x_tables autofs4 btrfs raid10 raid456 async_raid6_recov async_memcpy async_pq async_xor async_tx xor raid6_pq libcrc32c multipath virtio_net virtio_blk virtio_pci crc32c_vpmsum virtio_ring virtio
  CPU: 8 PID: 8694 Comm: rmdir Not tainted 4.11.0-nnr+ #113
  task: c0000000bab52800 task.stack: c0000000baba0000
  NIP: c0000000021edde8 LR: c0000000021f0590 CTR: c000000002119620
  REGS: c0000000baba3870 TRAP: 0300   Not tainted  (4.11.0-nnr+)
  MSR: 8000000000009033 <SF,EE,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE>
    CR: 22002422  XER: 20000000
  CFAR: 00007fffabb725a8 DAR: 0000000000000008 DSISR: 40000000 SOFTE: 0
  GPR00: c00000000220f750 c0000000baba3af0 c000000003157e00 0000000000000000
  GPR04: 0000000000000040 00000000000000eb 0000000000000040 0000000000000000
  GPR08: 0000000000000000 0000000000000113 0000000000000000 c00000000305db98
  GPR12: c000000002119620 c00000000fd42c00 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
  GPR16: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
  GPR20: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 c0000000bab52e90 0000000000000000
  GPR24: 0000000000000000 00000000000000eb 0000000000000040 c0000000baba3bb0
  GPR28: c00000009cb06eb0 c0000000bab52800 c00000009cb06eb0 c0000000baba3bb0
  NIP [c0000000021edde8] ring_buffer_lock_reserve+0x8/0x4e0
  LR [c0000000021f0590] trace_event_buffer_lock_reserve+0xe0/0x1a0
  Call Trace:
  [c0000000baba3af0] [c0000000021f96c8] trace_event_buffer_commit+0x1b8/0x280 (unreliable)
  [c0000000baba3b60] [c00000000220f750] trace_event_buffer_reserve+0x80/0xd0
  [c0000000baba3b90] [c0000000021196b8] trace_event_raw_event_sched_switch+0x98/0x180
  [c0000000baba3c10] [c0000000029d9980] __schedule+0x6e0/0xab0
  [c0000000baba3ce0] [c000000002122230] do_task_dead+0x70/0xc0
  [c0000000baba3d10] [c0000000020ea9c8] do_exit+0x828/0xd00
  [c0000000baba3dd0] [c0000000020eaf70] do_group_exit+0x60/0x100
  [c0000000baba3e10] [c0000000020eb034] SyS_exit_group+0x24/0x30
  [c0000000baba3e30] [c00000000200bcec] system_call+0x38/0x54
  Instruction dump:
  60000000 60420000 7d244b78 7f63db78 4bffaa09 393efff8 793e0020 39200000
  4bfffecc 60420000 3c4c00f7 3842a020 <81230008> 2f890000 409e02f0 a14d0008
  ---[ end trace b917b8985d0e650b ]---
  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000021edde8
  Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000021edde8
  Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000021edde8

To address this, let's clear all registered function probes before
deleting the ftrace instance.

Reported-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <>
 kernel/trace/ftrace.c | 8 ++++++++
 kernel/trace/trace.c  | 1 +
 kernel/trace/trace.h  | 1 +
 3 files changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
index 28dc824ad072..1b96d927a082 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
@@ -4256,6 +4256,14 @@ unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func(char *glob, struct trace_array *tr,
 	return ret;
+void clear_ftrace_function_probes(struct trace_array *tr)
+	struct ftrace_func_probe *probe, *n;
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(probe, n, &tr->func_probes, list)
+		unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func(NULL, tr, probe->probe_ops);
 static LIST_HEAD(ftrace_commands);
 static DEFINE_MUTEX(ftrace_cmd_mutex);
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index c4536c449021..3f2aed4ad1ed 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -7550,6 +7550,7 @@ static int instance_rmdir(const char *name)
+	clear_ftrace_function_probes(tr);
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.h b/kernel/trace/trace.h
index 291a1bca5748..98e0845f7235 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.h
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.h
@@ -980,6 +980,7 @@ register_ftrace_function_probe(char *glob, struct trace_array *tr,
 extern int
 unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func(char *glob, struct trace_array *tr,
 				      struct ftrace_probe_ops *ops);
+extern void clear_ftrace_function_probes(struct trace_array *tr);
 int register_ftrace_command(struct ftrace_func_command *cmd);
 int unregister_ftrace_command(struct ftrace_func_command *cmd);

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