[PATCH 071/150] tracing: Fix free of probe entry by calling call_rcu_sched()

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Mar 26 15:19:30 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: "Steven Rostedt (Red Hat)" <rostedt at goodmis.org>

commit 740466bc89ad8bd5afcc8de220f715f62b21e365 upstream.

Because function tracing is very invasive, and can even trace
calls to rcu_read_lock(), RCU access in function tracing is done
with preempt_disable_notrace(). This requires a synchronize_sched()
for updates and not a synchronize_rcu().

Function probes (traceon, traceoff, etc) must be freed after
a synchronize_sched() after its entry has been removed from the
hash. But call_rcu() is used. Fix this by using call_rcu_sched().

Also fix the usage to use hlist_del_rcu() instead of hlist_del().

Cc: Paul McKenney <paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 kernel/trace/ftrace.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
index e5a77ba..1b6ec54 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
@@ -3002,8 +3002,8 @@ __unregister_ftrace_function_probe(char *glob, struct ftrace_probe_ops *ops,
-			hlist_del(&entry->node);
-			call_rcu(&entry->rcu, ftrace_free_entry_rcu);
+			hlist_del_rcu(&entry->node);
+			call_rcu_sched(&entry->rcu, ftrace_free_entry_rcu);

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