perf/x86/lbr: Remove cpuc->lbr_xsave allocation from atomic context

If the kernel is compiled with the CONFIG_LOCKDEP option, the conditional
might_sleep_if() deep in kmem_cache_alloc() will generate the following
trace, and potentially cause a deadlock when another LBR event is added:

  [] BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at include/linux/sched/mm.h:196
  [] Call Trace:
  []  kmem_cache_alloc+0x36/0x250
  []  intel_pmu_lbr_add+0x152/0x170
  []  x86_pmu_add+0x83/0xd0

Make it symmetric with the release_lbr_buffers() call and mirror the
existing DS buffers.

Fixes: c085fb8774 ("perf/x86/intel/lbr: Support XSAVES for arch LBR read")
Signed-off-by: Like Xu <>
[peterz: simplified]
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
Tested-by: Kan Liang <>
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