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authorRafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>2017-11-13 02:15:39 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2018-01-10 09:31:19 +0100
commiteff3e4fde76492931a45e23767c7842524b0ea06 (patch)
parent2335a22b2224f71ac639becef4a6cb8ef54c8b7e (diff)
x86 / CPU: Avoid unnecessary IPIs in arch_freq_get_on_cpu()
commit b29c6ef7bb1257853c1e31616d84f55e561cf631 upstream. Even though aperfmperf_snapshot_khz() caches the samples.khz value to return if called again in a sufficiently short time, its caller, arch_freq_get_on_cpu(), still uses smp_call_function_single() to run it which may allow user space to trigger an IPI storm by reading from the scaling_cur_freq cpufreq sysfs file in a tight loop. To avoid that, move the decision on whether or not to return the cached samples.khz value to arch_freq_get_on_cpu(). This change was part of commit 941f5f0f6ef5 ("x86: CPU: Fix up "cpu MHz" in /proc/cpuinfo"), but it was not the reason for the revert and it remains applicable. Fixes: 4815d3c56d1e (cpufreq: x86: Make scaling_cur_freq behave more as expected) Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com> Reviewed-by: WANG Chao <chao.wang@ucloud.cn> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/aperfmperf.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/aperfmperf.c
index 0ee83321a313..957813e0180d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/aperfmperf.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/aperfmperf.c
@@ -42,10 +42,6 @@ static void aperfmperf_snapshot_khz(void *dummy)
s64 time_delta = ktime_ms_delta(now, s->time);
unsigned long flags;
- /* Don't bother re-computing within the cache threshold time. */
- return;
rdmsrl(MSR_IA32_APERF, aperf);
rdmsrl(MSR_IA32_MPERF, mperf);
@@ -74,6 +70,7 @@ static void aperfmperf_snapshot_khz(void *dummy)
unsigned int arch_freq_get_on_cpu(int cpu)
+ s64 time_delta;
unsigned int khz;
if (!cpu_khz)
@@ -82,6 +79,12 @@ unsigned int arch_freq_get_on_cpu(int cpu)
if (!static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_APERFMPERF))
return 0;
+ /* Don't bother re-computing within the cache threshold time. */
+ time_delta = ktime_ms_delta(ktime_get(), per_cpu(samples.time, cpu));
+ khz = per_cpu(samples.khz, cpu);
+ if (khz && time_delta < APERFMPERF_CACHE_THRESHOLD_MS)
+ return khz;
smp_call_function_single(cpu, aperfmperf_snapshot_khz, NULL, 1);
khz = per_cpu(samples.khz, cpu);
if (khz)