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SubjectRe: powerpc/perf/hv-gpci: Increase request buffer size
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On Tue, 2016-09-02 at 03:08:30 UTC, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> >From 31edd352fb7c2a72913f1977fa1bf168109089ad Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 02:47:45 -0500
> Subject: [PATCH] powerpc/perf/hv-gpci: Increase request buffer size
>
> The GPCI hcall allows for a 4K buffer but we limit the buffer
> to 1K. The problem with a 1K buffer is if a request results in
> returning more values than can be accomodated in the 1K buffer
> the request will fail.
>
> The buffer we are using is currently allocated on the stack and
> hence limited in size. Instead use a per-CPU 4K buffer like we do
> with 24x7 counters (hv-24x7.c).
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.c
> index 856fe6e..e6fad73 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.c
> @@ -127,8 +127,16 @@ static const struct attribute_group *attr_groups[] = {
> NULL,
> };
>
> +#define HGPCI_REQ_BUFFER_SIZE 4096
> #define GPCI_MAX_DATA_BYTES \
> - (1024 - sizeof(struct hv_get_perf_counter_info_params))
> + (HGPCI_REQ_BUFFER_SIZE - sizeof(struct hv_get_perf_counter_info_params))
> +
> +DEFINE_PER_CPU(char, hv_gpci_reqb[HGPCI_REQ_BUFFER_SIZE]) __aligned(sizeof(uint64_t));
> +
> +struct hv_gpci_request_buffer {
> + struct hv_get_perf_counter_info_params params;
> + uint8_t bytes[1];

bytes is 1 byte long, but ..

> @@ -163,9 +168,11 @@ static unsigned long single_gpci_request(u32 req, u32 starting_index,
> */
> count = 0;
> for (i = offset; i < offset + length; i++)
> - count |= arg.bytes[i] << (i - offset);
> + count |= arg->bytes[i] << (i - offset);


Here you read from bytes[i] where i can be > 1 (AFAICS).

That's fishy at best, and newer GCCs just don't allow it.

I think you could do this and it would work, but untested:

struct hv_gpci_request_buffer {
struct hv_get_perf_counter_info_params params;
uint8_t bytes[4096 - sizeof(struct hv_get_perf_counter_info_parms)];
};

cheers

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