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Subject[PATCH 4.4 130/190] perf/core: Correct event creation with PERF_FORMAT_GROUP
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4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>


[ Upstream commit ba5213ae6b88fb170c4771fef6553f759c7d8cdd ]

Andi was asking about PERF_FORMAT_GROUP vs inherited events, which led
to the discovery of a bug from commit:

3dab77fb1bf8 ("perf: Rework/fix the whole read vs group stuff")

- PERF_SAMPLE_GROUP = 1U << 4,
+ PERF_SAMPLE_READ = 1U << 4,

- if (attr->inherit && (attr->sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_GROUP))
+ if (attr->inherit && (attr->read_format & PERF_FORMAT_GROUP))

is a clear fail :/

While this changes user visible behaviour; it was previously possible
to create an inherited event with PERF_SAMPLE_READ; this is deemed
acceptible because its results were always incorrect.

Reported-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Vince Weaver <vince@deater.net>
Fixes: 3dab77fb1bf8 ("perf: Rework/fix the whole read vs group stuff")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170530094512.dy2nljns2uq7qa3j@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@microsoft.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
kernel/events/core.c | 15 ++++++++++-----
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -5271,9 +5271,6 @@ static void perf_output_read_one(struct
__output_copy(handle, values, n * sizeof(u64));
}

-/*
- * XXX PERF_FORMAT_GROUP vs inherited events seems difficult.
- */
static void perf_output_read_group(struct perf_output_handle *handle,
struct perf_event *event,
u64 enabled, u64 running)
@@ -5318,6 +5315,13 @@ static void perf_output_read_group(struc
#define PERF_FORMAT_TOTAL_TIMES (PERF_FORMAT_TOTAL_TIME_ENABLED|\
PERF_FORMAT_TOTAL_TIME_RUNNING)

+/*
+ * XXX PERF_SAMPLE_READ vs inherited events seems difficult.
+ *
+ * The problem is that its both hard and excessively expensive to iterate the
+ * child list, not to mention that its impossible to IPI the children running
+ * on another CPU, from interrupt/NMI context.
+ */
static void perf_output_read(struct perf_output_handle *handle,
struct perf_event *event)
{
@@ -7958,9 +7962,10 @@ perf_event_alloc(struct perf_event_attr
local64_set(&hwc->period_left, hwc->sample_period);

/*
- * we currently do not support PERF_FORMAT_GROUP on inherited events
+ * We currently do not support PERF_SAMPLE_READ on inherited events.
+ * See perf_output_read().
*/
- if (attr->inherit && (attr->read_format & PERF_FORMAT_GROUP))
+ if (attr->inherit && (attr->sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_READ))
goto err_ns;

if (!has_branch_stack(event))

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