ftrace: Fix hash record accounting bug

If the set_ftrace_filter is cleared by writing just whitespace to
it, then the filter hash refcounts will be decremented but not
updated. This causes two bugs:

1) No functions will be enabled for tracing when they all should be

2) If the users clears the set_ftrace_filter twice, it will crash ftrace:

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WARNING: at /home/rostedt/work/git/linux-trace.git/kernel/trace/ftrace.c:1384 __ftrace_hash_rec_update.part.27+0x157/0x1a7()
Modules linked in:
Pid: 2330, comm: bash Not tainted 3.1.0-test+ #32
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff81051828>] warn_slowpath_common+0x83/0x9b
 [<ffffffff8105185a>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x1c
 [<ffffffff810ba362>] __ftrace_hash_rec_update.part.27+0x157/0x1a7
 [<ffffffff810ba6e8>] ? ftrace_regex_release+0xa7/0x10f
 [<ffffffff8111bdfe>] ? kfree+0xe5/0x115
 [<ffffffff810ba51e>] ftrace_hash_move+0x2e/0x151
 [<ffffffff810ba6fb>] ftrace_regex_release+0xba/0x10f
 [<ffffffff8112e49a>] fput+0xfd/0x1c2
 [<ffffffff8112b54c>] filp_close+0x6d/0x78
 [<ffffffff8113a92d>] sys_dup3+0x197/0x1c1
 [<ffffffff8113a9a6>] sys_dup2+0x4f/0x54
 [<ffffffff8150cac2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
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Reported-by: Rabin Vincent <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
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