perf: Fix double start/stop in x86_pmu_start()
authorStephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:39:57 +0000 (14:39 +0100)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Tue, 7 Feb 2012 15:58:56 +0000 (16:58 +0100)
commitf39d47ff819ed52a2afbdbecbe35f23f7755f58d
tree6fcd6c2b9f6e7416da43065d866bd40d68bb9bc4
parent136e0b8eabb2913b589fc7fbd418f4d6805dbb56
perf: Fix double start/stop in x86_pmu_start()

The following patch fixes a bug introduced by the following
commit:

        e050e3f0a71b ("perf: Fix broken interrupt rate throttling")

The patch caused the following warning to pop up depending on
the sampling frequency adjustments:

  ------------[ cut here ]------------
  WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c:995 x86_pmu_start+0x79/0xd4()

It was caused by the following call sequence:

perf_adjust_freq_unthr_context.part() {
     stop()
     if (delta > 0) {
          perf_adjust_period() {
              if (period > 8*...) {
                  stop()
                  ...
                  start()
              }
          }
      }
      start()
}

Which caused a double start and a double stop, thus triggering
the assert in x86_pmu_start().

The patch fixes the problem by avoiding the double calls. We
pass a new argument to perf_adjust_period() to indicate whether
or not the event is already stopped. We can't just remove the
start/stop from that function because it's called from
__perf_event_overflow where the event needs to be reloaded via a
stop/start back-toback call.

The patch reintroduces the assertion in x86_pmu_start() which
was removed by commit:

84f2b9b ("perf: Remove deprecated WARN_ON_ONCE()")

In this second version, we've added calls to disable/enable PMU
during unthrottling or frequency adjustment based on bug report
of spurious NMI interrupts from Eric Dumazet.

Reported-and-tested-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: markus@trippelsdorf.de
Cc: paulus@samba.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20120207133956.GA4932@quad
[ Minor edits to the changelog and to the code ]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
kernel/events/core.c