Re: [RFC][PATCH 00/21] tracing: Inter-event (e.g. latency) support

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Wed Feb 08 2017 - 15:01:24 EST

On Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:24:56 -0600
Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> # echo 'wakeup_latency lat=sched_switch:wakeup_lat \
> pid=sched_switch:woken_pid \
> prio=sched_switch:woken_prio' >> \
> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/synthetic_events

I applied all your patches, did the above and then:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000034
IP: free_synthetic_event+0x46/0xb0

Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: ip6table_filter ip6_tables x86_pkg_temp_thermal kvm_intel kvm snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_codec_generic snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_hda_core irqbypass snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_pcm snd_timer snd i2c_i801 soundcore wmi i915 i2c_algo_bit drm_kms_helper e1000e syscopyarea sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops ptp drm pps_core i2c_core video
CPU: 0 PID: 1389 Comm: bash Not tainted 4.10.0-rc2-test+ #36
Hardware name: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF/339A, BIOS K01 v02.05 05/07/2012
task: ffff8800c8c48000 task.stack: ffffc90000a00000
RIP: 0010:free_synthetic_event+0x46/0xb0
RSP: 0018:ffffc90000a03cf8 EFLAGS: 00010282
RAX: 0000000015675b00 RBX: ffff8800ccf4bcd0 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000000
RBP: ffffc90000a03d18 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff8800ccea7c6c
R10: 000000000000003d R11: ffff8800c8c48000 R12: 0000000000000001
R13: ffff8800c8ca6000 R14: ffff8800ccea7d88 R15: 0000000000000001
FS: 00007fde7acdb700(0000) GS:ffff88011ea00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 0000000000000034 CR3: 00000000ccc44000 CR4: 00000000001406f0
Call Trace:
? parse_var_ref+0x120/0x120
? parse_var_ref+0x120/0x120
? vmacache_find+0xcc/0x180
? rw_verify_area+0xd8/0x190
? _cond_resched+0x2e/0x50
? __sb_start_write+0x82/0xe0

Anyway, I kinda like the approach. I'll go patch by patch to see what
you did and maybe even take a few now, if they seem appropriate as

-- Steve