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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-05-15 12:38:21 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-05-15 12:38:21 -0700
commitef4a293a4417fc5f50b0b83b62deb9ead8423256 (patch)
tree310e15624ef6e88545727cbef7ccc2832f87ccbc /kernel
parentMerge branch 'irq-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip (diff)
parentMerge branch 'liblockdep-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/sashal/linux into perf/urgent (diff)
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Merge branch 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
Pull perf fixes from Ingo Molnar: "Mostly tooling fixes, but also a lockdep annotation fix, a PMU event list fix and a new model addition" * 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: tools/liblockdep: Fix compilation error tools/liblockdep: Fix linker error in case of cross compile perf tools: Use getconf to determine number of online CPUs tools: Fix tools/vm build perf/x86/rapl: Enable Broadwell-U RAPL support perf/x86/intel: Fix SLM cache event list perf: Annotate inherited event ctx->mutex recursion
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/events/core.c41
1 files changed, 33 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 81aa3a4ece9f..1a3bf48743ce 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -913,10 +913,30 @@ static void put_ctx(struct perf_event_context *ctx)
* Those places that change perf_event::ctx will hold both
* perf_event_ctx::mutex of the 'old' and 'new' ctx value.
*
- * Lock ordering is by mutex address. There is one other site where
- * perf_event_context::mutex nests and that is put_event(). But remember that
- * that is a parent<->child context relation, and migration does not affect
- * children, therefore these two orderings should not interact.
+ * Lock ordering is by mutex address. There are two other sites where
+ * perf_event_context::mutex nests and those are:
+ *
+ * - perf_event_exit_task_context() [ child , 0 ]
+ * __perf_event_exit_task()
+ * sync_child_event()
+ * put_event() [ parent, 1 ]
+ *
+ * - perf_event_init_context() [ parent, 0 ]
+ * inherit_task_group()
+ * inherit_group()
+ * inherit_event()
+ * perf_event_alloc()
+ * perf_init_event()
+ * perf_try_init_event() [ child , 1 ]
+ *
+ * While it appears there is an obvious deadlock here -- the parent and child
+ * nesting levels are inverted between the two. This is in fact safe because
+ * life-time rules separate them. That is an exiting task cannot fork, and a
+ * spawning task cannot (yet) exit.
+ *
+ * But remember that that these are parent<->child context relations, and
+ * migration does not affect children, therefore these two orderings should not
+ * interact.
*
* The change in perf_event::ctx does not affect children (as claimed above)
* because the sys_perf_event_open() case will install a new event and break
@@ -3657,9 +3677,6 @@ static void perf_remove_from_owner(struct perf_event *event)
}
}
-/*
- * Called when the last reference to the file is gone.
- */
static void put_event(struct perf_event *event)
{
struct perf_event_context *ctx;
@@ -3697,6 +3714,9 @@ int perf_event_release_kernel(struct perf_event *event)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(perf_event_release_kernel);
+/*
+ * Called when the last reference to the file is gone.
+ */
static int perf_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
{
put_event(file->private_data);
@@ -7364,7 +7384,12 @@ static int perf_try_init_event(struct pmu *pmu, struct perf_event *event)
return -ENODEV;
if (event->group_leader != event) {
- ctx = perf_event_ctx_lock(event->group_leader);
+ /*
+ * This ctx->mutex can nest when we're called through
+ * inheritance. See the perf_event_ctx_lock_nested() comment.
+ */
+ ctx = perf_event_ctx_lock_nested(event->group_leader,
+ SINGLE_DEPTH_NESTING);
BUG_ON(!ctx);
}