[164/200] perf: Fix signed comparison in perf_adjust_period()
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Greg KH July 1, 2010, 5:44 p.m. UTC
2.6.34-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>

commit f6ab91add6355e231e1c47897027b2a6ee4fa268 upstream.

Frederic reported that frequency driven swevents didn't work properly
and even caused a division-by-zero error.

It turns out there are two bugs, the division-by-zero comes from a
failure to deal with that in perf_calculate_period().

The other was more interesting and turned out to be a wrong comparison
in perf_adjust_period(). The comparison was between an s64 and u64 and
got implicitly converted to an unsigned comparison. The problem is
that period_left is typically < 0, so it ended up being always true.

Cure this by making the local period variables s64.

Reported-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Tested-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

 kernel/perf_event.c |    5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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--- a/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -1456,6 +1456,9 @@  do {					\
 		divisor = nsec * frequency;
+	if (!divisor)
+		return dividend;
 	return div64_u64(dividend, divisor);
@@ -1478,7 +1481,7 @@  static int perf_event_start(struct perf_
 static void perf_adjust_period(struct perf_event *event, u64 nsec, u64 count)
 	struct hw_perf_event *hwc = &event->hw;
-	u64 period, sample_period;
+	s64 period, sample_period;
 	s64 delta;
 	period = perf_calculate_period(event, nsec, count);