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From: tip-bot for Leon Yu <>
Subject: [tip:perf/urgent] perf: Fix context leak in put_event()
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:06:50 -0700	[thread overview]
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Commit-ID:  d415a7f1c1a8406b22d95b943c66a5b73a37bc19
Author:     Leon Yu <>
AuthorDate: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:43:33 +0800
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:02:18 +0100

perf: Fix context leak in put_event()


  a83fe28e2e45 ("perf: Fix put_event() ctx lock")

changed the locking logic in put_event() by replacing mutex_lock_nested()
with perf_event_ctx_lock_nested(), but didn't fix the subsequent
mutex_unlock() with a correct counterpart, perf_event_ctx_unlock().

Contexts are thus leaked as a result of incremented refcount
in perf_event_ctx_lock_nested().

Signed-off-by: Leon Yu <>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Fixes: a83fe28e2e45 ("perf: Fix put_event() ctx lock")
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
 kernel/events/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index f04daab..453ef61 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -3591,7 +3591,7 @@ static void put_event(struct perf_event *event)
 	ctx = perf_event_ctx_lock_nested(event, SINGLE_DEPTH_NESTING);
 	perf_remove_from_context(event, true);
-	mutex_unlock(&ctx->mutex);
+	perf_event_ctx_unlock(event, ctx);

      parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-16 12:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-26 12:43 [PATCH] perf: fix put_event() ctx leak Leon Yu
2015-03-13  4:53 ` Leon Yu
2015-03-16 12:06 ` tip-bot for Leon Yu [this message]

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