[PATCH] perf,x86: fix kernel crash with PEBS/BTS after suspend/resume

From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Fri Mar 15 2013 - 09:26:18 EST

This patch fixes a kernel crash when using precise sampling (PEBS)
after a suspend/resume. Turns out the CPU notifier code is not invoked
on CPU0 (BP). Therefore, the DS_AREA (used by PEBS) is not restored properly
by the kernel and keeps it power-on/resume value of 0 causing any PEBS
measurement to crash when running on CPU0.

The workaround is to add a hook in the actual resume code to restore
the DS Area MSR value. It is invoked for all CPUS. So for all but CPU0,
the DS_AREA will be restored twice but this is harmless.

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
index 826054a..0e9bdd3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
@@ -729,3 +729,11 @@ void intel_ds_init(void)
+void perf_restore_debug_store(void)
+ if (!x86_pmu.bts && !x86_pmu.pebs)
+ return;
+ init_debug_store_on_cpu(smp_processor_id());
diff --git a/arch/x86/power/cpu.c b/arch/x86/power/cpu.c
index 120cee1..3c68768 100644
--- a/arch/x86/power/cpu.c
+++ b/arch/x86/power/cpu.c
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
#include <linux/suspend.h>
#include <linux/export.h>
#include <linux/smp.h>
+#include <linux/perf_event.h>

#include <asm/pgtable.h>
#include <asm/proto.h>
@@ -228,6 +229,7 @@ static void __restore_processor_state(struct saved_context *ctxt)
+ perf_restore_debug_store();

/* Needed by apm.c */
diff --git a/include/linux/perf_event.h b/include/linux/perf_event.h
index 8737e1c..746be3b 100644
--- a/include/linux/perf_event.h
+++ b/include/linux/perf_event.h
@@ -742,6 +742,7 @@ extern void perf_event_enable(struct perf_event *event);
extern void perf_event_disable(struct perf_event *event);
extern int __perf_event_disable(void *info);
extern void perf_event_task_tick(void);
+extern void perf_restore_debug_store(void);
static inline void
perf_event_task_sched_in(struct task_struct *prev,
@@ -781,6 +782,7 @@ static inline void perf_event_enable(struct perf_event *event) { }
static inline void perf_event_disable(struct perf_event *event) { }
static inline int __perf_event_disable(void *info) { return -1; }
static inline void perf_event_task_tick(void) { }
+static inline void perf_restore_debug_store(void) { }

#define perf_output_put(handle, x) perf_output_copy((handle), &(x), sizeof(x))
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