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SubjectRe: perf: perf_fuzzer crashes on Pentium 4 systems
On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 03:01:14PM -0400, Vince Weaver wrote:
> I do have a lot of this automated already from tracking down past bugs,
> but it turns out that most of the fuzzer-found bugs aren't deterministic
> so it doesn't always work.
> For example this bug, while I can easily repeat it, doesn't happen at
> the same time each time. I suspect something corrupts things, but the
> crash doesn't trigger until a context switch happens.

I fear so, I've readin code around to figure out where it might came
from but without much luck yet.

> For what it's worth I've put code in p4_pmu_enable_all() to see what's
> going on when the NULL dereference happens, and sure enough the printk is
> triggered where I'd expect.
> [ 138.132889] VMW: p4_pmu_enable_all: idx 4 is NULL
> the machine still crashes after this, but not right away.

yes, exactly, if look into disasm code we will see that 0x158
offset points to hwc from event. Vince, gimme some time, probably
the weekend so I would dive into the perf code more deeply and
will try to make some debugging patch for more precise tracking
of events. The kernel you're running is the latest -tip?

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