[PATCH 3.14 25/38] perf: Fix irq_work tail recursion

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Apr 10 2015 - 09:48:26 EST

3.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit d525211f9d1be8b523ec7633f080f2116f5ea536 upstream.

Vince reported a watchdog lockup like:

[<ffffffff8115e114>] perf_tp_event+0xc4/0x210
[<ffffffff810b4f8a>] perf_trace_lock+0x12a/0x160
[<ffffffff810b7f10>] lock_release+0x130/0x260
[<ffffffff816c7474>] _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x24/0x40
[<ffffffff8107bb4d>] do_send_sig_info+0x5d/0x80
[<ffffffff811f69df>] send_sigio_to_task+0x12f/0x1a0
[<ffffffff811f71ce>] send_sigio+0xae/0x100
[<ffffffff811f72b7>] kill_fasync+0x97/0xf0
[<ffffffff8115d0b4>] perf_event_wakeup+0xd4/0xf0
[<ffffffff8115d103>] perf_pending_event+0x33/0x60
[<ffffffff8114e3fc>] irq_work_run_list+0x4c/0x80
[<ffffffff8114e448>] irq_work_run+0x18/0x40
[<ffffffff810196af>] smp_trace_irq_work_interrupt+0x3f/0xc0
[<ffffffff816c99bd>] trace_irq_work_interrupt+0x6d/0x80

Which is caused by an irq_work generating new irq_work and therefore
not allowing forward progress.

This happens because processing the perf irq_work triggers another
perf event (tracepoint stuff) which in turn generates an irq_work ad

Avoid this by raising the recursion counter in the irq_work -- which
effectively disables all software events (including tracepoints) from
actually triggering again.

Reported-by: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@xxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150219170311.GH21418@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/events/core.c | 10 ++++++++++
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -4232,6 +4232,13 @@ static void perf_pending_event(struct ir
struct perf_event *event = container_of(entry,
struct perf_event, pending);
+ int rctx;
+ rctx = perf_swevent_get_recursion_context();
+ /*
+ * If we 'fail' here, that's OK, it means recursion is already disabled
+ * and we won't recurse 'further'.
+ */

if (event->pending_disable) {
event->pending_disable = 0;
@@ -4242,6 +4249,9 @@ static void perf_pending_event(struct ir
event->pending_wakeup = 0;
+ if (rctx >= 0)
+ perf_swevent_put_recursion_context(rctx);


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