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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8] perf/x86/intel: Fix memory corruption
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:11 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> Through:
>
> validate_event()
> x86_pmu.get_event_constraints(.idx=-1)
> tfa_get_event_constraints()
> dyn_constraint()
>
> We use cpuc->constraint_list[-1], which is an obvious out-of-bound
> access.
>
> In this case, simply skip the TFA constraint code, there is no event
> constraint with just PMC3, therefore the code will never result in the
> empty set.
>
> Reported-by: Tony Jones <tonyj@suse.com>
> Reported-by: "DSouza, Nelson" <nelson.dsouza@intel.com>
> Tested-by: Tony Jones <tonyj@suse.com>
> Tested-by: "DSouza, Nelson" <nelson.dsouza@intel.com>
> Cc: stable@kernel.org
> Fixes: 400816f60c54 ("perf/x86/intel: Implement support for TSX Force Abort")
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/events/intel/core.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> --- a/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
> @@ -3410,7 +3410,7 @@ tfa_get_event_constraints(struct cpu_hw_
> /*
> * Without TFA we must not use PMC3.
> */
> - if (!allow_tsx_force_abort && test_bit(3, c->idxmsk)) {
> + if (!allow_tsx_force_abort && test_bit(3, c->idxmsk) && idx >= 0) {
> c = dyn_constraint(cpuc, c, idx);
> c->idxmsk64 &= ~(1ULL << 3);
> c->weight--;
>
>
I was not cc'd on the patch that added allow_tsx_force_abort, so I
will give some comments here.
If I understand the goal of the control parameter it is to turn on/off
the TFA workaround and thus determine
whether or not PMC3 is available. I don't know why you would need to
make this a runtime tunable. That
seems a bit dodgy. But given the code you have here right now, we have
to deal with it. A sysadmin could
flip the control at any time, including when PMC3 is already in used
by some events. I do not see the code
that schedules out all the events on all CPUs once PMC3 becomes
unavailable. You cannot just rely on the
next context-switch or timer tick for multiplexing.

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