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Subject[for-next][PATCH] tracing: Handle ftrace_dump() atomic context in graph_trace_open()
This was just sent to me. It's early in the merge window, and this
isn't an intrusive fix and it passed all my tests, so I'll be sending
this in this merge window.

-- Steve


Head SHA1: 64470f5978e636a0b0ca9b48195809cf2f5070f4

Rabin Vincent (1):
tracing: Handle ftrace_dump() atomic context in graph_trace_open()

kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
commit 64470f5978e636a0b0ca9b48195809cf2f5070f4
Author: Rabin Vincent <>
Date: Mon Apr 13 22:30:12 2015 +0200

tracing: Handle ftrace_dump() atomic context in graph_trace_open()

graph_trace_open() can be called in atomic context from ftrace_dump().
Use GFP_ATOMIC for the memory allocations when that's the case, in order
to avoid the following splat.

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at mm/slab.c:2849
in_atomic(): 1, irqs_disabled(): 128, pid: 0, name: swapper/0
[<8004dc94>] (__might_sleep) from [<801371f4>] (kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x160/0x238)
r7:87800040 r6:000080d0 r5:810d16e8 r4:000080d0
[<80137094>] (kmem_cache_alloc_trace) from [<800cbd60>] (graph_trace_open+0x30/0xd0)
r10:00000100 r9:809171a8 r8:00008e28 r7:810d16f0 r6:00000001 r5:810d16e8
[<800cbd30>] (graph_trace_open) from [<800c79c4>] (trace_init_global_iter+0x50/0x9c)
r8:00008e28 r7:808c853c r6:00000001 r5:810d16e8 r4:810d16f0 r3:800cbd30
[<800c7974>] (trace_init_global_iter) from [<800c7aa0>] (ftrace_dump+0x90/0x2ec)
r4:810d2580 r3:00000000
[<800c7a10>] (ftrace_dump) from [<80414b2c>] (sysrq_ftrace_dump+0x1c/0x20)
r10:00000100 r9:809171a8 r8:808f6e7c r7:00000001 r6:00000007 r5:0000007a
[<80414b10>] (sysrq_ftrace_dump) from [<800169b8>] (return_to_handler+0x0/0x18)
[<80415498>] (__handle_sysrq) from [<800169b8>] (return_to_handler+0x0/0x18)
r8:808c8100 r7:808c8444 r6:00000101 r5:00000010 r4:84eb3210
[<80415668>] (handle_sysrq) from [<800169b8>] (return_to_handler+0x0/0x18)
[<8042a760>] (pl011_int) from [<800169b8>] (return_to_handler+0x0/0x18)
r10:809171bc r9:809171a8 r8:00000001 r7:00000026 r6:808c6000 r5:84f01e60
[<8007782c>] (handle_irq_event_percpu) from [<80077b44>] (handle_irq_event+0x4c/0x6c)
r10:808c7ef0 r9:87283e00 r8:00000001 r7:00000000 r6:8454fe00 r5:84f01e60
[<80077af8>] (handle_irq_event) from [<8007aa28>] (handle_fasteoi_irq+0xf0/0x1ac)
r6:808f52a4 r5:84f01e60 r4:84f01e00 r3:00000000
[<8007a938>] (handle_fasteoi_irq) from [<80076dc0>] (generic_handle_irq+0x3c/0x4c)
r6:00000026 r5:00000000 r4:00000026 r3:8007a938
[<80076d84>] (generic_handle_irq) from [<80077128>] (__handle_domain_irq+0x8c/0xfc)
r4:808c1e38 r3:0000002e
[<8007709c>] (__handle_domain_irq) from [<800087b8>] (gic_handle_irq+0x34/0x6c)
r10:80917748 r9:00000001 r8:88802100 r7:808c7ef0 r6:808c8fb0 r5:00000015
r4:8880210c r3:808c7ef0
[<80008784>] (gic_handle_irq) from [<80014044>] (__irq_svc+0x44/0x7c)


Signed-off-by: Rabin Vincent <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c b/kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c
index 2d25ad1526bb..b6fce365ef27 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_functions_graph.c
@@ -1309,15 +1309,19 @@ void graph_trace_open(struct trace_iterator *iter)
/* pid and depth on the last trace processed */
struct fgraph_data *data;
+ gfp_t gfpflags;
int cpu;

iter->private = NULL;

- data = kzalloc(sizeof(*data), GFP_KERNEL);
+ /* We can be called in atomic context via ftrace_dump() */
+ gfpflags = (in_atomic() || irqs_disabled()) ? GFP_ATOMIC : GFP_KERNEL;
+ data = kzalloc(sizeof(*data), gfpflags);
if (!data)
goto out_err;

- data->cpu_data = alloc_percpu(struct fgraph_cpu_data);
+ data->cpu_data = alloc_percpu_gfp(struct fgraph_cpu_data, gfpflags);
if (!data->cpu_data)
goto out_err_free;

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