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From: Mark Rutland <>
To: Fengguang Wu <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>, LKP <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [perf] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1457 at kernel/events/core.c:890 add_event_to_ctx()
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:56:33 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150125155633.GA22257@leverpostej> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 04:34:28AM +0000, Fengguang Wu wrote:
> Greetings,

Hi Fengguang,

Thanks very much for the report.

> 0day kernel testing robot got the below dmesg and the first bad commit is
> git:// perf/core
> commit d26bb7f73a2881f2412c340a27438b185f0cc3dc
> Author:     Mark Rutland <>
> AuthorDate: Wed Jan 7 15:01:54 2015 +0000
> Commit:     Peter Zijlstra <>
> CommitDate: Fri Jan 23 15:17:56 2015 +0100
>     perf: decouple unthrottling and rotating


What seems to be happening is:

* An event is created in the context of task A on CPU0. As the task's hw
  context is empty of events, we call perf_pmu_ctx_activate. This adds
  the cpuctx of the relevant HW PMU to the active_ctx_list. Note that we
  checked the task's ctx for emptiness, then added the PMU's hw context.

* An event is created (as a result of a clone()) in the context of task
  B on CPU0, and we do the same thing, finding the ctx empty of events
  we add the HW PMU's cpuctx to the active_ctx_list. As it's already in
  there, the WARN_ON(!list_empty(&cpuctx->active_ctx_list)) explodes.

So I guess what we actually want to do is to turn the active_ctx list
into a list of perf_event_contexts rather than perf_event_cpu_contexts,
and add/remove from the list when a context is scheduled in/out (or
updated empty<->nonempty). That way we remove chances for erroneous
add/remove, and we don't need to treat task and CPU contexts separately
in perf_event_task_tick.

I managed to get the reproducer running on a box at home, so I'll spin a
potential fix against that for a while, and send that out if I don't see

Peter, I guess you'll drop this patch for now?


  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-25 15:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-25  4:34 Fengguang Wu
2015-01-25 15:56 ` Mark Rutland [this message]
2015-01-26 18:45   ` Mark Rutland
2015-01-28 12:38     ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-29 13:45       ` Mark Rutland
2015-02-04 14:40         ` [tip:perf/core] perf: Decouple unthrottling and rotating tip-bot for Mark Rutland

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