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From: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
To: "Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: paulus@samba.org, a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, mingo@redhat.com,
	emachado@linux.vnet.ibm.com, acme@ghostprotocols.net,
	prasad.krishnan@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 RESEND] Hardware breakpoints: Invoke __perf_event_disable() if interrupts are already disabled
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:41:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20120731134124.GD17078@somewhere.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <500FD968.6000407@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 05:02:56PM +0530, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> >>>@@ -453,7 +453,15 @@ int modify_user_hw_breakpoint(struct perf_event
> >>>*bp, struct perf_event_attr *att
> >>>      int old_type = bp->attr.bp_type;
> >>>      int err = 0;
> >>>
> >>>-    perf_event_disable(bp);
> >>>+    /*
> >>>+     * modify_user_hw_breakpoint can be invoked with IRQs disabled
> >>>and hence it
> >>>+     * will not be possible to raise IPIs that invoke
> >>>__perf_event_disable.
> >>>+     * So call the function directly.
> >>>+     */
> >>>+    if (irqs_disabled())
> >>>+        __perf_event_disable(bp);
> >>>+    else
> >>>+        perf_event_disable(bp);
> >>
> >>This only works if we are sure the bp is on the current CPU. Do we
> >>have that guarantee?
> >
> >Yes. This is being hit during bp exception processing and is specific to
> >ppc where we disable interrupts:
> >hw_breakpoint_handler->perf_bp_event->ptrace_triggered->modify_user_hw_breakpoint()
> 
> Frederick,
> Is this acceptable, or do you have other scenarios where this won't
> work? I can add a check to ensure we call __perf_event_disable only
> if the task is on the current CPU, but the above scenario is the
> only one where we're seeing this issue.

Yeah, please make sure that the targeted task is "current".

  reply	other threads:[~2012-07-31 13:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-06-11  6:02 [Patch][perf] Invoke __perf_event_disable without an IPI K.Prasad
2012-06-11 11:13 ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-06-12  6:06   ` K.Prasad
2012-06-12  9:12     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-07-06  9:52       ` [PATCH v2] Hardware breakpoints: Invoke __perf_event_disable() if interrupts are already disabled Naveen N. Rao
2012-07-06 10:18         ` Naveen N. Rao
2012-07-18 10:30           ` [PATCH v2 RESEND] " Naveen N. Rao
2012-07-18 11:57             ` Frederic Weisbecker
2012-07-19 11:16               ` Naveen N. Rao
2012-07-25 11:32                 ` Naveen N. Rao
2012-07-31 13:41                   ` Frederic Weisbecker [this message]
2012-08-02  8:16                     ` [PATCH v3] " Naveen N. Rao
2012-08-15 17:37                       ` Naveen N. Rao
2012-08-15 18:42                         ` Frederic Weisbecker
2012-08-16  8:16                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-08-29  2:45                             ` Naveen N. Rao
2012-09-04 18:53                       ` [tip:perf/urgent] perf/hwpb: " tip-bot for K.Prasad

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