Commit 19384c03 authored by Steven Rostedt's avatar Steven Rostedt Committed by Thomas Gleixner
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ftrace: limit use of check pages

The check_pages function is called often enough that it can cause problems
with trace outputs or even bringing the system to a halt.

This patch limits the check_pages to the places that are most likely to
have problems. The check is made at the flip between the global array and
the max save array, as well as when the size of the buffers changes and
the self tests.

This patch also removes the BUG_ON from check_pages and replaces it with
a WARN_ON and disabling of the tracer.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
parent c6531cce
......@@ -249,24 +249,32 @@ __update_max_tr(struct trace_array *tr, struct task_struct *tsk, int cpu)
#define CHECK_COND(cond) \
if (unlikely(cond)) { \
tracing_disabled = 1; \
WARN_ON(1); \
return -1; \
* check_pages - integrity check of trace buffers
* As a safty measure we check to make sure the data pages have not
* been corrupted. TODO: configure to disable this because it adds
* a bit of overhead.
* been corrupted.
void check_pages(struct trace_array_cpu *data)
int check_pages(struct trace_array_cpu *data)
struct page *page, *tmp;
BUG_ON(data->>prev != &data->trace_pages);
BUG_ON(data->trace_pages.prev->next != &data->trace_pages);
CHECK_COND(data->>prev != &data->trace_pages);
CHECK_COND(data->trace_pages.prev->next != &data->trace_pages);
list_for_each_entry_safe(page, tmp, &data->trace_pages, lru) {
BUG_ON(page->>prev != &page->lru);
BUG_ON(page->lru.prev->next != &page->lru);
CHECK_COND(page->>prev != &page->lru);
CHECK_COND(page->lru.prev->next != &page->lru);
return 0;
......@@ -280,7 +288,6 @@ void *head_page(struct trace_array_cpu *data)
struct page *page;
if (list_empty(&data->trace_pages))
return NULL;
......@@ -2566,7 +2573,7 @@ tracing_entries_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *ubuf,
unsigned long val;
char buf[64];
int ret;
int i, ret;
if (cnt >= sizeof(buf))
return -EINVAL;
......@@ -2635,8 +2642,15 @@ tracing_entries_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *ubuf,
/* check integrity */
filp->f_pos += cnt;
/* If check pages failed, return ENOMEM */
if (tracing_disabled)
cnt = -ENOMEM;
max_tr.entries = global_trace.entries;
......@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ trace_test_buffer_cpu(struct trace_array *tr, struct trace_array_cpu *data)
page = list_entry(data->, struct page, lru);
entries = page_address(page);
if (head_page(data) != entries)
goto failed;
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