|author||Peter Zijlstra <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2009-08-13 09:51:55 +0200|
|committer||Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>||2009-08-13 12:18:43 +0200|
perf_counter: Fix swcounter context invariance
perf_swcounter_is_counting() uses a lock, which means we cannot use swcounters from NMI or when holding that particular lock, this is unintended. The below removes the lock, this opens up race window, but not worse than the swcounters already experience due to RCU traversal of the context in perf_swcounter_ctx_event(). This also fixes the hard lockups while opening a lockdep tracepoint counter. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <email@example.com> Cc: Paul Mackerras <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: stephane eranian <email@example.com> Cc: Corey J Ashford <firstname.lastname@example.org> LKML-Reference: <1250149915.10001.66.camel@twins> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/perf_counter.c b/kernel/perf_counter.c
index e26d2fcfa32..3dd4339589a 100644
@@ -3444,40 +3444,32 @@ static void perf_swcounter_add(struct perf_counter *counter, u64 nr,
static int perf_swcounter_is_counting(struct perf_counter *counter)
- struct perf_counter_context *ctx;
- unsigned long flags;
- int count;
+ * The counter is active, we're good!
if (counter->state == PERF_COUNTER_STATE_ACTIVE)
+ * The counter is off/error, not counting.
if (counter->state != PERF_COUNTER_STATE_INACTIVE)
- * If the counter is inactive, it could be just because
- * its task is scheduled out, or because it's in a group
- * which could not go on the PMU. We want to count in
- * the first case but not the second. If the context is
- * currently active then an inactive software counter must
- * be the second case. If it's not currently active then
- * we need to know whether the counter was active when the
- * context was last active, which we can determine by
- * comparing counter->tstamp_stopped with ctx->time.
- * We are within an RCU read-side critical section,
- * which protects the existence of *ctx.
+ * The counter is inactive, if the context is active
+ * we're part of a group that didn't make it on the 'pmu',
+ * not counting.
- ctx = counter->ctx;
- spin_lock_irqsave(&ctx->lock, flags);
- count = 1;
- /* Re-check state now we have the lock */
- if (counter->state < PERF_COUNTER_STATE_INACTIVE ||
- counter->ctx->is_active ||
- counter->tstamp_stopped < ctx->time)
- count = 0;
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ctx->lock, flags);
- return count;
+ if (counter->ctx->is_active)
+ return 0;
+ * We're inactive and the context is too, this means the
+ * task is scheduled out, we're counting events that happen
+ * to us, like migration events.
+ return 1;
static int perf_swcounter_match(struct perf_counter *counter,