powerpc/perf: Fix deadlock caused by calling printk() in PMU exception
authorMichael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:58:20 +0000 (17:58 +0000)
committerBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Sun, 9 Jun 2013 22:36:32 +0000 (08:36 +1000)
commit6772faa1ba22eba18d087c2459030a683b65be57
treeed0774c206c10450569dcae97186fb0d212d1f44
parent82a9f16adc12f51c3f8ea59a7c3c120241aff836
powerpc/perf: Fix deadlock caused by calling printk() in PMU exception

In commit bc09c21 "Fix finding overflowed PMC in interrupt" we added
a printk() to the PMU exception handler. Unfortunately that is not safe.

The problem is that the PMU exception may run even when interrupts are
soft disabled, aka NMI context. We do this so that we can profile parts
of the kernel that have interrupts soft-disabled.

But by calling printk() from the exception handler, we can potentially
deadlock in the printk code on logbuf_lock, eg:

  [c00000038ba575c0] c000000000081928 .vprintk_emit+0xa8/0x540
  [c00000038ba576a0] c0000000007bcde8 .printk+0x48/0x58
  [c00000038ba57710] c000000000076504 .perf_event_interrupt+0x2d4/0x490
  [c00000038ba57810] c00000000001f6f8 .performance_monitor_exception+0x48/0x60
  [c00000038ba57880] c0000000000032cc performance_monitor_common+0x14c/0x180
  --- Exception: f01 (Performance Monitor) at c0000000007b25d4 ._raw_spin_lock_irq
  +0x64/0xc0
  [c00000038ba57bf0] c00000000007ed90 .devkmsg_read+0xd0/0x5a0
  [c00000038ba57d00] c0000000001c2934 .vfs_read+0xc4/0x1e0
  [c00000038ba57d90] c0000000001c2cd8 .SyS_read+0x58/0xd0
  [c00000038ba57e30] c000000000009d54 syscall_exit+0x0/0x98
  --- Exception: c01 (System Call) at 00001fffffbf6f7c
  SP (3ffff6d4de10) is in userspace

Fix it by making sure we only call printk() when we are not in NMI
context.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 3.9
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
arch/powerpc/perf/core-book3s.c