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SubjectRe: [Bugfix] unregister_trace_probe needs to be called under mutex
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On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 11:44 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 14:15 +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > Comment in unregister_trace_probe() says probe_lock will be held
> > when it gets called. However there is a case where it might called
> > without the probe_lock being held. Also since we are traversing the
> > probe_list and deleting an element from the probe_list, probe_lock
> > should be held.
> >
> > This was first pointed in uprobes traceevent review by Frederic
> > Weisbecker here. (http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/5/12/106)
> >
> > This patch is needed for both 2.6.35-rc3 and 2.6.35-rc3-tip

Acked-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>

> >
> > Signed-off-by: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > ---
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_kprobe.c b/kernel/trace/trace_kprobe.c
> > index 4f11a56..67670cd 100644
> > --- a/kernel/trace/trace_kprobe.c
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_kprobe.c
> > @@ -269,14 +269,17 @@ static int create_trace_probe(int argc, char **argv)
> > pr_info("Delete command needs an event name.\n");
> > return -EINVAL;
> > }
> > + mutex_lock(&probe_lock);
> > tp = find_probe_event(event, group);
> > if (!tp) {
> > + mutex_unlock(&probe_lock);
> > pr_info("Event %s/%s doesn't exist.\n", group, event);
> > return -ENOENT;
> > }
> > /* delete an event */
> > unregister_trace_probe(tp);
> > free_trace_probe(tp);
> > + mutex_unlock(&probe_lock);
> > return 0;
> > }
>
> Shouldn't all that go through steven's ->reg() interface?

Nah, this is specific to the kprobe code. Has really nothing to do with
the ->reg() interface.

-- Steve




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