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* [PATCH] x86,perf: Disable intel_bts when PTI
@ 2018-01-14 10:27 Peter Zijlstra
  2018-01-14 10:46 ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
  2018-01-14 10:50 ` [PATCH] " Greg KH
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Peter Zijlstra @ 2018-01-14 10:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Thomas Gleixner
  Cc: linux-kernel, Vince Weaver, torvalds, robert, luto, mingo, hughd,
	greg, Alexander Shishkin


The intel_bts driver does not use the 'normal' BTS buffer we allocated
space for in the cpu_entry_area but instead uses the memory allocated
for the perf AUX buffer.

This obviously comes apart when using PTI because then the kernel
mapping; which includes that AUX buffer memory; disappears.

For now disable this driver when PTI is enabled, we'll try and sort
something out later.

Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Reported-by: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Reported-by: Robert Święcki <robert@swiecki.net>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
---
 arch/x86/events/intel/bts.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/events/intel/bts.c b/arch/x86/events/intel/bts.c
index 141e07b06216..24ffa1e88cf9 100644
--- a/arch/x86/events/intel/bts.c
+++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/bts.c
@@ -582,6 +582,24 @@ static __init int bts_init(void)
 	if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_DTES64) || !x86_pmu.bts)
 		return -ENODEV;
 
+	if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_PTI)) {
+		/*
+		 * BTS hardware writes through a virtual memory map we must
+		 * either use the kernel physical map, or the user mapping of
+		 * the AUX buffer.
+		 *
+		 * However, since this driver supports per-CPU and per-task inherit
+		 * we cannot use the user mapping since it will not be availble
+		 * if we're not running the owning process.
+		 *
+		 * With PTI we can't use the kernal map either, because its not
+		 * there when we run userspace.
+		 *
+		 * For now, disable this driver when using PTI.
+		 */
+		return -ENODEV;
+	}
+
 	bts_pmu.capabilities	= PERF_PMU_CAP_AUX_NO_SG | PERF_PMU_CAP_ITRACE |
 				  PERF_PMU_CAP_EXCLUSIVE;
 	bts_pmu.task_ctx_nr	= perf_sw_context;

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