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Subject[tip:perf/core] perf/core: Explain perf_sched_mutex
Commit-ID:  5bce9db1894c998c5b85a34036d679ea6517668f
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/5bce9db1894c998c5b85a34036d679ea6517668f
Author: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
AuthorDate: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:01:03 +0300
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:28:30 +0200

perf/core: Explain perf_sched_mutex

To clarify why atomic_inc_return(&perf_sched_events) is not sufficient and
a mutex is needed to order static branch enabling vs the atomic counter
increment, this adds a comment with a short explanation.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170829140103.6563-1-alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
kernel/events/core.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 6bc21e2..5ee6271 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -9394,6 +9394,11 @@ static void account_event(struct perf_event *event)
inc = true;

if (inc) {
+ /*
+ * We need the mutex here because static_branch_enable()
+ * must complete *before* the perf_sched_count increment
+ * becomes visible.
+ */
if (atomic_inc_not_zero(&perf_sched_count))
goto enabled;

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