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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] Hardware breakpoints: Invoke __perf_event_disable() if interrupts are already disabled
Hi Frederick,
Did you get a chance to take a look at this?

Regards,
Naveen

On 08/02/2012 01:46 PM, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> Hi Frederick,
> I've added a check to make sure we are targeting the current task. This
> applies on top of v3.5. Kindly review.
>
> Thanks,
> Naveen
>
> History:
> v3: Added check to make sure we only target "current" task.
> v2: Use __perf_event_disable() directly
> ______
>
> From: K.Prasad <Prasad.Krishnan@gmail.com>
>
> While debugging a warning message on PowerPC while using hardware
> breakpoints, it was discovered that when perf_event_disable is invoked
> through hw_breakpoint_handler function with interrupts disabled, a
> subsequent IPI in the code path would trigger a WARN_ON_ONCE message in
> smp_call_function_single function.
>
> This patch calls __perf_event_disable() when interrupts are already
> disabled, instead of perf_event_disable().
>
> Reported-by: Edjunior Barbosa Machado <emachado@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: K.Prasad <Prasad.Krishnan@gmail.com>
> [naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com: v3: Check to make sure we target current task]
> Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
> include/linux/perf_event.h | 2 ++
> kernel/events/core.c | 2 +-
> kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c | 11 ++++++++++-
> 3 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/perf_event.h b/include/linux/perf_event.h
> index 45db49f..c289ba0 100644
> --- a/include/linux/perf_event.h
> +++ b/include/linux/perf_event.h
> @@ -1292,6 +1292,7 @@ extern int perf_swevent_get_recursion_context(void);
> extern void perf_swevent_put_recursion_context(int rctx);
> extern void perf_event_enable(struct perf_event *event);
> extern void perf_event_disable(struct perf_event *event);
> +extern int __perf_event_disable(void *info);
> extern void perf_event_task_tick(void);
> #else
> static inline void
> @@ -1330,6 +1331,7 @@ static inline int perf_swevent_get_recursion_context(void) { return -1; }
> static inline void perf_swevent_put_recursion_context(int rctx) { }
> static inline void perf_event_enable(struct perf_event *event) { }
> static inline void perf_event_disable(struct perf_event *event) { }
> +static inline int __perf_event_disable(void *info) { }
> static inline void perf_event_task_tick(void) { }
> #endif
>
> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
> index d7d71d6..0ad0fc9 100644
> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
> @@ -1253,7 +1253,7 @@ retry:
> /*
> * Cross CPU call to disable a performance event
> */
> -static int __perf_event_disable(void *info)
> +int __perf_event_disable(void *info)
> {
> struct perf_event *event = info;
> struct perf_event_context *ctx = event->ctx;
> diff --git a/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c b/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> index bb38c4d..9a7b487 100644
> --- a/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> @@ -453,7 +453,16 @@ int modify_user_hw_breakpoint(struct perf_event *bp, struct perf_event_attr *att
> int old_type = bp->attr.bp_type;
> int err = 0;
>
> - perf_event_disable(bp);
> + /*
> + * modify_user_hw_breakpoint can be invoked with IRQs disabled and hence it
> + * will not be possible to raise IPIs that invoke __perf_event_disable.
> + * So call the function directly after making sure we are targeting the
> + * current task.
> + */
> + if (irqs_disabled() && bp->ctx && bp->ctx->task == current)
> + __perf_event_disable(bp);
> + else
> + perf_event_disable(bp);
>
> bp->attr.bp_addr = attr->bp_addr;
> bp->attr.bp_type = attr->bp_type;
>



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