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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/2] perf/hw_breakpoint: Remove superfluous bp->attr.disabled = 0 new attr has disabled set
On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 06:34:36PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 08/06, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> >
> > Once the breakpoint was succesfully modified, the attr->disabled
> > value is in bp->attr.disabled. So there's no reason to set it
> > again, removing that.
> >
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-v5oaellzsmyszv3rfucuxkp0@git.kernel.org
> > Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c | 5 ++---
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c b/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> > index fb229d9c7f3c..3e560d7609fd 100644
> > --- a/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> > +++ b/kernel/events/hw_breakpoint.c
> > @@ -526,10 +526,9 @@ int modify_user_hw_breakpoint(struct perf_event *bp, struct perf_event_attr *att
> > if (err)
> > return err;
> >
> > - if (!attr->disabled) {
> > + if (!attr->disabled)
> > perf_event_enable(bp);
> > - bp->attr.disabled = 0;
> > - }
> > +
>
> Yes, but again, this still looks confusing.
>
> IMO, we should either remove "bp->attr.disabled = attr->disabled" in
> modify_user_hw_breakpoint_check() because bp->attr.disabled is not really
> used, or we should set bp->attr.disabled = 1 on failure just for consistency.
>
>
> Hmm... actually ptrace_get_dr7() checks ->attr.disabled, so we can hit
> WARN_ON(second_pass) in ptrace_write_dr7() in case when attr.disabled is
> falsely 0 because modify_user_hw_breakpoint_check() failed before?

hum, I can't see how modify_user_hw_breakpoint_check could falsely set disabled
new attr stuff is copied once all checks passed

jirka

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