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authorDavid Sharp <>2010-12-22 16:38:24 -0800
committerSteven Rostedt <>2010-12-23 12:09:30 -0500
commite1e359273576ee8fe27021356b064c772ed29af3 (patch)
parent2ce494a3dac331fdbb2590e5fa0598956dd21b8b (diff)
ring_buffer: Off-by-one and duplicate events in ring_buffer_read_page
Fix two related problems in the event-copying loop of ring_buffer_read_page. The loop condition for copying events is off-by-one. "len" is the remaining space in the caller-supplied page. "size" is the size of the next event (or two events). If len == size, then there is just enough space for the next event. size was set to rb_event_ts_length, which may include the size of two events if the first event is a time-extend, in order to assure time- extends are kept together with the event after it. However, rb_advance_reader always advances by one event. This would result in the event after any time-extend being duplicated. Instead, get the size of a single event for the memcpy, but use rb_event_ts_length for the loop condition. Signed-off-by: David Sharp <> LKML-Reference: <> LKML-Reference: <> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
index 9ed509a015d8..bd1c35a4fbcc 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
@@ -3853,6 +3853,13 @@ int ring_buffer_read_page(struct ring_buffer *buffer,
/* Need to copy one event at a time */
do {
+ /* We need the size of one event, because
+ * rb_advance_reader only advances by one event,
+ * whereas rb_event_ts_length may include the size of
+ * one or two events.
+ * We have already ensured there's enough space if this
+ * is a time extend. */
+ size = rb_event_length(event);
memcpy(bpage->data + pos, rpage->data + rpos, size);
len -= size;
@@ -3867,7 +3874,7 @@ int ring_buffer_read_page(struct ring_buffer *buffer,
event = rb_reader_event(cpu_buffer);
/* Always keep the time extend and data together */
size = rb_event_ts_length(event);
- } while (len > size);
+ } while (len >= size);
/* update bpage */
local_set(&bpage->commit, pos);