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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf: Fix RCU dereference check in perf_event_comm
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22. maaliskuuta 2012 11.53 Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> kirjoitti:
> On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 01:43 +0200, Ari Savolainen wrote:
>> The warning below is printed when executing a command like
>> sudo perf record su - user -c "echo hello"
>>
>> It's fixed by moving the call of perf_event_comm to be protected
>> by the task lock.
>
> That seems like a rather poor solution since it increases the lock hold
> time for no explained reason.
>
>> include/linux/cgroup.h:567 suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!
>
>>  [<ffffffff8109be55>] lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0xe5/0x100
>>  [<ffffffff811131fa>] perf_event_comm+0x37a/0x4d0
>
> So where exactly is this, perf_event_comm_event() takes rcu_read_lock()
> so I presume its before that.

I think the warning comes from this source-level call path:

perf_event_comm ->
perf_event_enable_on_exec ->
perf_cgroup_sched_out ->
perf_cgroup_from_task ->
task_subsys_state ->
task_subsys_state_check

It seems there that path does not take rcu_read_lock(). Where should
rcu_read_lock/unlock be added? In perf_group_sched_out around the
calls of perf_cgroup_from_task? Like this:

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 1b5c081..bbb4abc 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -409,6 +409,8 @@ static inline void perf_cgroup_sched_out(struct
task_struct *task,
struct perf_cgroup *cgrp1;
struct perf_cgroup *cgrp2 = NULL;

+ rcu_read_lock();
+
/*
* we come here when we know perf_cgroup_events > 0
*/
@@ -421,6 +423,8 @@ static inline void perf_cgroup_sched_out(struct
task_struct *task,
if (next)
cgrp2 = perf_cgroup_from_task(next);

+ rcu_read_unlock();
+
/*
* only schedule out current cgroup events if we know
* that we are switching to a different cgroup. Otherwise,
--

Ari
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