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Subject[050/107] oprofile, x86: Fix race in nmi handler while starting counters
2.6.39-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>

commit 8fe7e94eb71430cf63a742f3c19739d82a662758 upstream.

In some rare cases, nmis are generated immediately after the nmi
handler of the cpu was started. This causes the counter not to be
enabled. Before enabling the nmi handlers we need to set variable
ctr_running first and make sure its value is written to memory.

Also, the patch makes all existing barriers a memory barrier instead
of a compiler barrier only.

Reported-by: Suravee Suthikulpanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com>
Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
arch/x86/oprofile/nmi_int.c | 14 ++++++++++----
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/oprofile/nmi_int.c
+++ b/arch/x86/oprofile/nmi_int.c
@@ -112,8 +112,10 @@ static void nmi_cpu_start(void *dummy)
static int nmi_start(void)
{
get_online_cpus();
- on_each_cpu(nmi_cpu_start, NULL, 1);
ctr_running = 1;
+ /* make ctr_running visible to the nmi handler: */
+ smp_mb();
+ on_each_cpu(nmi_cpu_start, NULL, 1);
put_online_cpus();
return 0;
}
@@ -504,15 +506,18 @@ static int nmi_setup(void)

nmi_enabled = 0;
ctr_running = 0;
- barrier();
+ /* make variables visible to the nmi handler: */
+ smp_mb();
err = register_die_notifier(&profile_exceptions_nb);
if (err)
goto fail;

get_online_cpus();
register_cpu_notifier(&oprofile_cpu_nb);
- on_each_cpu(nmi_cpu_setup, NULL, 1);
nmi_enabled = 1;
+ /* make nmi_enabled visible to the nmi handler: */
+ smp_mb();
+ on_each_cpu(nmi_cpu_setup, NULL, 1);
put_online_cpus();

return 0;
@@ -531,7 +536,8 @@ static void nmi_shutdown(void)
nmi_enabled = 0;
ctr_running = 0;
put_online_cpus();
- barrier();
+ /* make variables visible to the nmi handler: */
+ smp_mb();
unregister_die_notifier(&profile_exceptions_nb);
msrs = &get_cpu_var(cpu_msrs);
model->shutdown(msrs);



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