[PATCH] perf,x86: fix uninitialized pt_regs inintel_pmu_drain_bts_buffer()

From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 09:46:55 EST

This patch fixes an uninitialized pt_regs struct in drain BTS
function. The pt_regs struct is propagated all the way to the
code_get_segment() function from perf_instruction_pointer()
and may get garbage.

We cannot simply inherit the actual pt_regs from the interrupt
because BTS must be flushed on context-switch or when the associated
event is disabled. And there we do not have a pt_regs handy.

Setting pt_regs to all zeroes may not be the best option but it is
not clear what else to do given where the drain_bts_buffer() is called

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 b05a575..208f0c8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
@@ -302,6 +302,8 @@ int intel_pmu_drain_bts_buffer(void)
struct perf_sample_data data;
struct pt_regs regs;

+ memset(&regs, 0, sizeof(regs));
if (!event)
return 0;

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