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SubjectRe: [PATCH,RFC] perf: panic due to inclied cpu context task_ctx value
On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 17:32 +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> probably smp_mb__after_atomic_inc() needs a comment...
> It is needed to avoid the race between perf_sched_events_dec() and
> perf_sched_events_inc().
> Suppose that we have a single event, both counters == 1. We create
> another event and call perf_sched_events_inc(). Without the barrier
> we could increment the counters in reverse order,
> jump_label_inc(&perf_sched_events_in);
> /* ---- WINDOW ---- */
> jump_label_inc(&perf_sched_events_out);
> Now, if perf_sched_events_dec() is called in between, it can disable
> _out but not _in. This means we can leak ->task_ctx again.

But in that case we need an mb in perf_sched_events_dec() too, because
for the !JUMP_LABEL case that's a simple atomic_dec() and combined with
synchronize_sched() being a nop for num_online_cpus()==1 there's no
ordering there either.

Also, wouldn't this then require an smp_rmb() in the
perf_event_task_sched_{in,out} COND_STMT/JUMP_LABEL read side?

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