Re: [PATCH RFC 2/3] perf/core: update filter only on executable mmap
From: Alexander Shishkin
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 - 07:23:59 EST
Mathieu Poirier <mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Function perf_event_mmap() is called by the MM subsystem each time
> part of a binary is loaded in memory. There can be several mapping
> for a binary, many times unrelated to the code section.
> Each time a section of a binary is mapped address filters are
> updated, event when the map doesn't pertain to the code section.
> The end result is that filters are configured based on the last map
> event that was received rather than the last mapping of the code
Good catch! I'd like to fix it in 4.7-stable as well; I think it's too
late for 4.7 already.
> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Poirier <mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx>
> kernel/events/core.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
> index df21611585d7..b9aa8f0ff070 100644
> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
> @@ -6604,7 +6604,8 @@ void perf_event_mmap(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
> /* .flags (attr_mmap2 only) */
> - perf_addr_filters_adjust(vma);
> + if ((vma->vm_flags & VM_EXEC) && (vma->vm_pgoff == 0))
> + perf_addr_filters_adjust(vma);
You shouldn't need the vm_pgoff check; the range comparison logic in
__perf_addr_filters_adjust() should already take it into account.
Also, I'd put the check to perf_addr_filters_adjust() instead, with a
comment that we don't do data-based filters yet or something along those