[tip:perf/core] perf/core: Fix perf_sched_count derailment

From: tip-bot for Alexander Shishkin
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 08:15:51 EST

Commit-ID: 927a5570855836e5d5859a80ce7e91e963545e8f
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/927a5570855836e5d5859a80ce7e91e963545e8f
Author: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 13:24:14 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 12:18:31 +0100

perf/core: Fix perf_sched_count derailment

The error path in perf_event_open() is such that asking for a sampling
event on a PMU that doesn't generate interrupts will end up in dropping
the perf_sched_count even though it hasn't been incremented for this
event yet.

Given a sufficient amount of these calls, we'll end up disabling
scheduler's jump label even though we'd still have active events in the
system, thereby facilitating the arrival of the infernal regions upon us.

I'm fixing this by moving account_event() inside perf_event_alloc().

Signed-off-by: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: vince@xxxxxxxxxx
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1456917854-29427-1-git-send-email-alexander.shishkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/events/core.c | 7 +++----
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 5dcc0bd..b723149 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -8000,6 +8000,9 @@ perf_event_alloc(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int cpu,

+ /* symmetric to unaccount_event() in _free_event() */
+ account_event(event);
return event;

@@ -8363,8 +8366,6 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,

- account_event(event);
* Special case software events and allow them to be part of
* any hardware group.
@@ -8661,8 +8662,6 @@ perf_event_create_kernel_counter(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int cpu,
/* Mark owner so we could distinguish it from user events. */
event->owner = TASK_TOMBSTONE;

- account_event(event);
ctx = find_get_context(event->pmu, task, event);
if (IS_ERR(ctx)) {
err = PTR_ERR(ctx);