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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/3] tracing: Deference pointers without RCU checks
Hi Binoy,

On Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:56:12 +0530
Binoy Jayan <binoy.jayan@linaro.org> wrote:

> On 26 August 2016 at 07:19, Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:47:28 +0530
> >> "__local_bh_enable() tests if this is the last SOFTIRQ_OFFSET, if so it
> >> tells lockdep softirqs are enabled with trace_softirqs_on() after that
> >> we go an actually modify the preempt_count with preempt_count_sub().
> >> Then in preempt_count_sub() you call into trace_preempt_on() if this
> >> was the last preempt_count increment but you do that _before_ you
> >> actually change the preempt_count with __preempt_count_sub() at this
> >> point lockdep and preempt_count think the world differs and *boom*"
> >>
> >> So the simplest way to avoid this is by disabling the consistency
> >> checks.
> >>
> >> We also need to take care of the iterating in trace_events_trigger.c
> >> to avoid a splatter in conjunction with the hist trigger.
> >
> > Special care for lockdep inside tracepoint handler is reasonable.
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> >
> > Steven, since this seems a bugfix, could you pick this from the series?
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > --
> > Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
>
>
> Hi Daniel/Masami,
>
> I ran into a similar rcu error while using same tracepoint for all
> three latency types
> and using a filter like below to trigger only events falling under a
> specific type.
>
> echo 'hist:key=ltype,cpu:val=latency:sort=ltype,cpu if ltype==0' > \
> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/latency/latency_preempt/trigger
>
> The error occurs only when I use the predicate 'if ltype==0' as filter.
>
> It occurs in 'filter_match_preds' during a call to 'rcu_dereference_sched'.
> kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c +611 : filter_match_preds()
>
> Surprisingly, this happens only the first time the echo command is used on
> the trigger file after each boot.
>
> Do you think it is similar to the bug you have fixed? May be i'll try using
> "rcu_dereference_raw_notrace" instead of 'rcu_dereference_sched'.

Yes, I think we should fix that too. No rcu_derefaernce_sched used in
trace callees. (except for kprobe events, since it is out of context)

Thank you,


>
> Binoy
>
>
> [ 1029.324257] ===============================
> [ 1029.324785] [ INFO: suspicious RCU usage. ]
> [ 1029.328698] 4.7.0+ #49 Not tainted
> [ 1029.332858] -------------------------------
> [ 1029.336334] /local/mnt/workspace/src/korg/linux/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c:611
> suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!
> [ 1029.340423]
> [ 1029.340423] other info that might help us debug this:
> [ 1029.340423]
> [ 1029.352226]
> [ 1029.352226] RCU used illegally from idle CPU!
> [ 1029.352226] rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 0
> [ 1029.359953] RCU used illegally from extended quiescent state!
> [ 1029.371057] no locks held by swapper/0/0.
> [ 1029.376696]
> [ 1029.376696] stack backtrace:
> [ 1029.380693] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.7.0+ #49
> [ 1029.385033] Hardware name: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. APQ 8016 SBC (DT)
> [ 1029.391111] Call trace:
> [ 1029.397798] [<ffff000008089ecc>] dump_backtrace+0x0/0x1e0
> [ 1029.399967] [<ffff00000808a0d0>] show_stack+0x24/0x2c
> [ 1029.405523] [<ffff000008431554>] dump_stack+0xb0/0xf0
> [ 1029.410557] [<ffff000008115dd0>] lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0xe8/0x120
> [ 1029.415595] [<ffff0000081a5d40>] filter_match_preds+0x108/0x118
> [ 1029.421669] [<ffff0000081a8308>] event_triggers_call+0x5c/0xc0
> [ 1029.427485] [<ffff0000081a2184>] trace_event_buffer_commit+0x11c/0x244
> [ 1029.433390] [<ffff00000819a4c0>]
> trace_event_raw_event_latency_template+0x58/0xa4
> [ 1029.439902] [<ffff00000819b5ec>] time_hardirqs_on+0x264/0x290
> [ 1029.447450] [<ffff0000081170d0>] trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x20/0x180
> [ 1029.453179] [<ffff000008117240>] trace_hardirqs_on+0x10/0x18
> [ 1029.459604] [<ffff000008789290>] cpuidle_enter_state+0xc8/0x2e0
> [ 1029.465246] [<ffff00000878951c>] cpuidle_enter+0x34/0x40
> [ 1029.470888] [<ffff000008111188>] call_cpuidle+0x3c/0x5c
> [ 1029.476442] [<ffff0000081114e8>] cpu_startup_entry+0x1c0/0x360
> [ 1029.481392] [<ffff000008955bc8>] rest_init+0x150/0x160
> [ 1029.487293] [<ffff000008d30b98>] start_kernel+0x3a4/0x3b8
> [ 1029.492415] [<ffff000008d301bc>] __primary_switched+0x30/0x74
>
> Binoy


--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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