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Subject[PATCH 5.4 113/177] powerpc/perf: Disable trace_imc pmu
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From: Madhavan Srinivasan <maddy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

commit 249fad734a25889a4f23ed014d43634af6798063 upstream.

When a root user or a user with CAP_SYS_ADMIN privilege uses any
trace_imc performance monitoring unit events, to monitor application
or KVM threads, it may result in a checkstop (System crash).

The cause is frequent switching of the "trace/accumulation" mode of
the In-Memory Collection hardware (LDBAR).

This patch disables the trace_imc PMU unit entirely to avoid
triggering the checkstop. A future patch will reenable it at a later
stage once a workaround has been developed.

Fixes: 012ae244845f ("powerpc/perf: Trace imc PMU functions")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v5.2+
Signed-off-by: Madhavan Srinivasan <maddy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Tested-by: Hariharan T.S. <hari@linux.ibm.com>
[mpe: Add pr_info_once() so dmesg shows the PMU has been disabled]
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20191118034452.9939-1-maddy@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-imc.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-imc.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-imc.c
@@ -285,7 +285,14 @@ static int opal_imc_counters_probe(struc
domain = IMC_DOMAIN_THREAD;
break;
case IMC_TYPE_TRACE:
- domain = IMC_DOMAIN_TRACE;
+ /*
+ * FIXME. Using trace_imc events to monitor application
+ * or KVM thread performance can cause a checkstop
+ * (system crash).
+ * Disable it for now.
+ */
+ pr_info_once("IMC: disabling trace_imc PMU\n");
+ domain = -1;
break;
default:
pr_warn("IMC Unknown Device type \n");

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