perf_events: Fix perf_counter_mmap() hook in mprotect()
Pekka Enberg [Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:29:07 +0000 (21:29 +0200)]
As pointed out by Linus, commit dab5855 ("perf_counter: Add mmap event hooks to
mprotect()") is fundamentally wrong as mprotect_fixup() can free 'vma' due to
merging. Fix the problem by moving perf_event_mmap() hook to
mprotect_fixup().

Note: there's another successful return path from mprotect_fixup() if old
flags equal to new flags. We don't, however, need to call
perf_event_mmap() there because 'perf' already knows the VMA is
executable.

Reported-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Analyzed-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Reviewed-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/mprotect.c

index 2d1bf7c..4c51338 100644 (file)
@@ -211,6 +211,7 @@ success:
        mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_end(mm, start, end);
        vm_stat_account(mm, oldflags, vma->vm_file, -nrpages);
        vm_stat_account(mm, newflags, vma->vm_file, nrpages);
+       perf_event_mmap(vma);
        return 0;
 
 fail:
@@ -299,7 +300,6 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(mprotect, unsigned long, start, size_t, len,
                error = mprotect_fixup(vma, &prev, nstart, tmp, newflags);
                if (error)
                        goto out;
-               perf_event_mmap(vma);
                nstart = tmp;
 
                if (nstart < prev->vm_end)