Commit 03274a3f authored by Steven Rostedt (Red Hat)'s avatar Steven Rostedt (Red Hat) Committed by Steven Rostedt

tracing/fgraph: Adjust fgraph depth before calling trace return callback

While debugging the virtual cputime with the function graph tracer
with a max_depth of 1 (most common use of the max_depth so far),
I found that I was missing kernel execution because of a race condition.

The code for the return side of the function has a slight race:

	ftrace_pop_return_trace(&trace, &ret, frame_pointer);
	trace.rettime = trace_clock_local();
	ftrace_graph_return(&trace);
	barrier();
	current->curr_ret_stack--;

The ftrace_pop_return_trace() initializes the trace structure for
the callback. The ftrace_graph_return() uses the trace structure
for its own use as that structure is on the stack and is local
to this function. Then the curr_ret_stack is decremented which
is what the trace.depth is set to.

If an interrupt comes in after the ftrace_graph_return() but
before the curr_ret_stack, then the called function will get
a depth of 2. If max_depth is set to 1 this function will be
ignored.

The problem is that the trace has already been called, and the
timestamp for that trace will not reflect the time the function
was about to re-enter userspace. Calls to the interrupt will not
be traced because the max_depth has prevented this.

To solve this issue, the ftrace_graph_return() can safely be
moved after the current->curr_ret_stack has been updated.
This way the timestamp for the return callback will reflect
the actual time.

If an interrupt comes in after the curr_ret_stack update and
ftrace_graph_return(), it will be traced. It may look a little
confusing to see it within the other function, but at least
it will not be lost.

Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
parent 38dbe0b1
......@@ -191,10 +191,16 @@ unsigned long ftrace_return_to_handler(unsigned long frame_pointer)
ftrace_pop_return_trace(&trace, &ret, frame_pointer);
trace.rettime = trace_clock_local();
ftrace_graph_return(&trace);
barrier();
current->curr_ret_stack--;
/*
* The trace should run after decrementing the ret counter
* in case an interrupt were to come in. We don't want to
* lose the interrupt if max_depth is set.
*/
ftrace_graph_return(&trace);
if (unlikely(!ret)) {
ftrace_graph_stop();
WARN_ON(1);
......
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