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Date:   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:55:19 +0200
From:   Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     mark.rutland@....com, acme@...hat.com, tglx@...utronix.de,
        brueckner@...ux.ibm.com, torvalds@...ux-foundation.org,
        alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com, heiko.carstens@...ibm.com,
        tmricht@...ux.ibm.com, schwidefsky@...ibm.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, keescook@...omium.org,
        jolsa@...hat.com, hpa@...or.com, linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [tip:perf/urgent] perf/core: Fix perf_event_disable_inatomic()
 race


* Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 05:13:54AM -0700, tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > Commit-ID:  86071b11317550d994b55ce5e31aa06bcad783b5
> > Gitweb:     https://git.kernel.org/tip/86071b11317550d994b55ce5e31aa06bcad783b5
> > Author:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
> > AuthorDate: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 15:03:00 +0200
> > Committer:  Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
> > CommitDate: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:47:09 +0200
> > 
> > perf/core: Fix perf_event_disable_inatomic() race
> > 
> > Thomas-Mich Richter reported he triggered a WARN()ing from event_function_local()
> > on his s390. The problem boils down to:
> > 
> > 	CPU-A				CPU-B
> > 
> > 	perf_event_overflow()
> > 	  perf_event_disable_inatomic()
> > 	    @pending_disable = 1
> > 	    irq_work_queue();
> > 
> > 	sched-out
> > 	  event_sched_out()
> > 	    @pending_disable = 0
> > 
> > 					sched-in
> > 					perf_event_overflow()
> > 					  perf_event_disable_inatomic()
> > 					    @pending_disable = 1;
> > 					    irq_work_queue(); // FAILS
> > 
> > 	irq_work_run()
> > 	  perf_pending_event()
> > 	    if (@pending_disable)
> > 	      perf_event_disable_local(); // WHOOPS
> > 
> > The problem exists in generic, but s390 is particularly sensitive
> > because it doesn't implement arch_irq_work_raise(), nor does it call
> > irq_work_run() from it's PMU interrupt handler (nor would that be
> > sufficient in this case, because s390 also generates
> > perf_event_overflow() from pmu::stop). Add to that the fact that s390
> > is a virtual architecture and (virtual) CPU-A can stall long enough
> > for the above race to happen, even if it would self-IPI.
> > 
> > Adding a irq_work_sync() to event_sched_in() would work for all hardare
> > PMUs that properly use irq_work_run() but fails for software PMUs.
> > 
> > Instead encode the CPU number in @pending_disable, such that we can
> > tell which CPU requested the disable. This then allows us to detect
> > the above scenario and even redirect the IPI to make up for the failed
> > queue.
> 
> Ingo, could you please fold in the below delta? It turns out I
> overlooked two insteances :-(
> 
> --- a/kernel/events/ring_buffer.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/ring_buffer.c
> @@ -392,7 +392,7 @@ void *perf_aux_output_begin(struct perf_
>  		 * store that will be enabled on successful return
>  		 */
>  		if (!handle->size) { /* A, matches D */
> -			event->pending_disable = 1;
> +			event->pending_disable = smp_processor_id();
>  			perf_output_wakeup(handle);
>  			local_set(&rb->aux_nest, 0);
>  			goto err_put;
> @@ -480,7 +480,7 @@ void perf_aux_output_end(struct perf_out
>  
>  	if (wakeup) {
>  		if (handle->aux_flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_TRUNCATED)
> -			handle->event->pending_disable = 1;
> +			handle->event->pending_disable = smp_processor_id();
>  		perf_output_wakeup(handle);
>  	}

Sure, done!

Thanks,

	Ingo

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