[PATCH V7 02/24] coresight: associating path with session rather than tracer

Mathieu Poirier mathieu.poirier at linaro.org
Mon Jan 4 10:24:14 PST 2016

On 20 December 2015 at 08:29, Rabin Vincent <rabin at rab.in> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 01:58:58PM -0700, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
>> When using the Coresight framework from the sysFS interface a
>> tracer is always handling a single session and as such, a path
>> can be associated with a tracer.  But when supporting multiple
>> session per tracer there is no guarantee that sessions will always
>> have the same path from source to sink.
>> This patch is removing the automatic association between path and
>> tracers.  The building of a path and enablement of the components
>> in the path are decoupled, allowing for the association of a path
>> with a session rather than a tracer.
> This patch introduces a use-after-free/double kfree() if the sink is
> disabled after the source.
> With this command sequence:
> # echo 1 > /sys/bus/coresight/devices/54162000.etb/enable_sink
> # echo 1 > /sys/bus/coresight/devices/5414c000.ptm/enable_source
> ...
> # echo 0 > /sys/bus/coresight/devices/54162000.etb/enable_sink
> # echo 0 > /sys/bus/coresight/devices/5414c000.ptm/enable_source

Hey Vincent,

Can you send me the full suite of commands to get to this result? I
simply can't trigger the trace you are collecting on your side.  I
have the following SLUB debugging settings - can you double check
yours as well?


Many thanks for the help,

> Before these patches, we get these messages while disabling:
> [  165.822326] coresight-etm3x 5414c000.ptm: ETM tracing disabled
> [  165.828491] coresight 5414c000.ptm: releasing path(s) failed
> After these patches, we get this (with SLUB debugging enabled):
> =============================================================================
> BUG kmalloc-512 (Not tainted): Invalid object pointer 0xed60e164
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
> INFO: Slab 0xeebac180 objects=23 used=23 fp=0x  (null) flags=0x4081
> CPU: 0 PID: 856 Comm: sh Tainted: G    B           4.4.0-rc5-00224-ge461459-dirty #168
> Hardware name: Generic OMAP4 (Flattened Device Tree)
> Backtrace:
> [<c00154d4>] (dump_backtrace) from [<c00156d0>] (show_stack+0x18/0x1c)
>  r7:00000001 r6:eebac180 r5:c07ae71c r4:00000000
> [<c00156b8>] (show_stack) from [<c027e69c>] (dump_stack+0x98/0xc0)
> [<c027e604>] (dump_stack) from [<c014f018>] (slab_err+0x78/0x80)
>  r5:ee0013c0 r4:eebac180
> [<c014efa4>] (slab_err) from [<c0153880>] (free_debug_processing+0x234/0x34c)
>  r3:ed60e164 r2:c068d484
>  r5:ee0013c0 r4:ed60e164
> [<c015364c>] (free_debug_processing) from [<c0153c34>] (__slab_free+0x29c/0x428)
>  r10:ee0013c0 r9:00000000 r8:20000013 r7:c041a5f4 r6:ed60e164 r5:00010d00
>  r4:eebac180
> [<c0153998>] (__slab_free) from [<c0154770>] (kfree+0x2dc/0x2f4)
>  r10:eda29f80 r9:00000000 r8:20000013 r7:c041a5f4 r6:ed60e164 r5:eebac180
>  r4:ee0013c0
> [<c0154494>] (kfree) from [<c041a5f4>] (etm_disable+0xf8/0x148)
>  r10:eda29f80 r9:00000000 r8:ed7ba500 r7:00000000 r6:ed60e120 r5:00000001
>  r4:ed60e110
> [<c041a4fc>] (etm_disable) from [<c0415e64>] (coresight_disable+0xbc/0x100)
>  r7:00000000 r6:c0771150 r5:c076c900 r4:ed662600
> [<c0415da8>] (coresight_disable) from [<c0415ef0>] (enable_source_store+0x48/0x68)
>  r9:ed67ec8c r8:ed7d7900 r7:00000000 r6:ed7d7900 r5:00000002 r4:ed662620
> [<c0415ea8>] (enable_source_store) from [<c030b37c>] (dev_attr_store+0x20/0x2c)
>  r5:ed67ec80 r4:c0415ea8
> [<c030b35c>] (dev_attr_store) from [<c01d55d8>] (sysfs_kf_write+0x50/0x54)
>  r5:ed67ec80 r4:c030b35c
> [<c01d5588>] (sysfs_kf_write) from [<c01d4b98>] (kernfs_fop_write+0xc4/0x1c0)
>  r7:00000000 r6:00000000 r5:00000002 r4:ed67ec80
> [<c01d4ad4>] (kernfs_fop_write) from [<c015b60c>] (__vfs_write+0x34/0xe4)
>  r10:00000000 r9:eda28000 r8:c0010964 r7:eda29f80 r6:00000002 r5:c01d4ad4
>  r4:ed811180
> [<c015b5d8>] (__vfs_write) from [<c015bf38>] (vfs_write+0x98/0x174)
>  r9:eda28000 r8:c0010964 r7:eda29f80 r6:000a9e40 r5:00000002 r4:ed811180
> [<c015bea0>] (vfs_write) from [<c015c7a8>] (SyS_write+0x4c/0xa8)
>  r8:c0010964 r7:00000002 r6:000a9e40 r5:ed811180 r4:ed811180
> [<c015c75c>] (SyS_write) from [<c00107c0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x1c)
>  r7:00000004 r6:00000001 r5:000a9e40 r4:00000002
> FIX kmalloc-512: Object at 0xed60e164 not freed

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