[SRU][Bionic][PATCH 1/1] UBUNTU: SAUCE: powerpc/perf: Fix memory allocation for core-imc based on num_possible_cpus()

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Fri May 18 14:48:03 UTC 2018

From: Anju T Sudhakar <anju at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1770849

Currently memory is allocated for core-imc based on cpu_present_mask, which
 has bit 'cpu' set iff cpu is populated. We use  (cpu number / threads per core)
 as as array index to access the memory.  So in a system with guarded cores,
 since allocation happens based on cpu_present_mask, (cpu number / threads per core)
 bounds the index and leads to memory overflow.

The issue is exposed in a guard test.  The guard test will make some CPU's
 as un-available to the system during boot time as well as at runtime. So
 when the cpu is unavailable to the system during boot time, the memory
 allocation happens depending on the number of available cpus. And when we
 access the memory using (cpu number / threads per core) as the index the
 system crashes due to memory overflow.

Allocating memory for core-imc based on cpu_possible_mask, which has bit
 'cpu' set iff cpu is populatable, will fix this issue.

Reported-by: Pridhiviraj Paidipeddi <ppaidipe at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Anju T Sudhakar <anju at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Joseph Salisbury <joseph.salisbury at canonical.com>
 arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
index be4e7f8..dfb5864 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
@@ -1132,7 +1132,7 @@ static int init_nest_pmu_ref(void)
 static void cleanup_all_core_imc_memory(void)
-	int i, nr_cores = DIV_ROUND_UP(num_present_cpus(), threads_per_core);
+	int i, nr_cores = DIV_ROUND_UP(num_possible_cpus(), threads_per_core);
 	struct imc_mem_info *ptr = core_imc_pmu->mem_info;
 	int size = core_imc_pmu->counter_mem_size;
@@ -1248,7 +1248,7 @@ static int imc_mem_init(struct imc_pmu *pmu_ptr, struct device_node *parent,
 		if (!pmu_ptr->pmu.name)
 			return -ENOMEM;
-		nr_cores = DIV_ROUND_UP(num_present_cpus(), threads_per_core);
+		nr_cores = DIV_ROUND_UP(num_possible_cpus(), threads_per_core);
 		pmu_ptr->mem_info = kcalloc(nr_cores, sizeof(struct imc_mem_info),

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