Commit c95eb318 authored by Will Deacon's avatar Will Deacon Committed by Russell King

ARM: 7809/1: perf: fix event validation for software group leaders

It is possible to construct an event group with a software event as a
group leader and then subsequently add a hardware event to the group.
This results in the event group being validated by adding all members
of the group to a fake PMU and attempting to allocate each event on
their respective PMU.

Unfortunately, for software events wthout a corresponding arm_pmu, this
results in a kernel crash attempting to dereference the ->get_event_idx
function pointer.

This patch fixes the problem by checking explicitly for software events
and ignoring those in event validation (since they can always be
scheduled). We will probably want to revisit this for 3.12, since the
validation checks don't appear to work correctly when dealing with
multiple hardware PMUs anyway.

Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Reported-by: default avatarVince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Tested-by: default avatarVince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Tested-by: default avatarMark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
parent 2ba85e7a
......@@ -253,6 +253,9 @@ validate_event(struct pmu_hw_events *hw_events,
struct arm_pmu *armpmu = to_arm_pmu(event->pmu);
struct pmu *leader_pmu = event->group_leader->pmu;
if (is_software_event(event))
return 1;
if (event->pmu != leader_pmu || event->state < PERF_EVENT_STATE_OFF)
return 1;
......
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