perf: Use css_tryget() to avoid propping up css refcount
authorSalman Qazi <sqazi@google.com>
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:31:09 +0000 (15:31 -0700)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:38:43 +0000 (15:38 -0700)
commit2d8be9cf0668fab848b9b7740f0725ae9181b703
treef0109a7365fc949575a152aaef0d2d0faf17ae67
parentbe1932db6f0ffc7504f8ef513515c292c466445c
perf: Use css_tryget() to avoid propping up css refcount

commit 9c5da09d266ca9b32eb16cf940f8161d949c2fe5 upstream.

An rmdir pushes css's ref count to zero.  However, if the associated
directory is open at the time, the dentry ref count is non-zero.  If
the fd for this directory is then passed into perf_event_open, it
does a css_get().  This bounces the ref count back up from zero.  This
is a problem by itself.  But what makes it turn into a crash is the
fact that we end up doing an extra dput, since we perform a dput
when css_put sees the ref count go down to zero.

css_tryget() does not fall into that trap. So, we use that instead.

Reproduction test-case for the bug:

 #include <unistd.h>
 #include <sys/types.h>
 #include <sys/stat.h>
 #include <fcntl.h>
 #include <linux/unistd.h>
 #include <linux/perf_event.h>
 #include <string.h>
 #include <errno.h>
 #include <stdio.h>

 #define PERF_FLAG_PID_CGROUP    (1U << 2)

 int perf_event_open(struct perf_event_attr *hw_event_uptr,
                     pid_t pid, int cpu, int group_fd, unsigned long flags) {
         return syscall(__NR_perf_event_open,hw_event_uptr, pid, cpu,
                 group_fd, flags);
 }

 /*
  * Directly poke at the perf_event bug, since it's proving hard to repro
  * depending on where in the kernel tree.  what moved?
  */
 int main(int argc, char **argv)
 {
        int fd;
        struct perf_event_attr attr;
        memset(&attr, 0, sizeof(attr));
        attr.exclude_kernel = 1;
        attr.size = sizeof(attr);
        mkdir("/dev/cgroup/perf_event/blah", 0777);
        fd = open("/dev/cgroup/perf_event/blah", O_RDONLY);
        perror("open");
        rmdir("/dev/cgroup/perf_event/blah");
        sleep(2);
        perf_event_open(&attr, fd, 0, -1,  PERF_FLAG_PID_CGROUP);
        perror("perf_event_open");
        close(fd);
        return 0;
 }

Signed-off-by: Salman Qazi <sqazi@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20120614223108.1025.2503.stgit@dungbeetle.mtv.corp.google.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
kernel/events/core.c