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SubjectRe: [V2 PATCH 0/6] x86, NMI: give NMI handler a face-lift
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:27:55PM -0500, Don Zickus wrote:

Hi Jason,

>
> >
> > I tested 2.6.35 and it does not hard hang, but suffered from a different
> > problem with a perf API change. The kgdb tests appear to loop and loop
> > emitting endless streams of output in 2.6.35 and I already have that
> > problem patched.

I keep getting the following stack trace which is different than your
hang. Is this looping I am seeing something with the NMI or kgdb?

Cheers,
Don

>
> It doesn't look like this does it? This is the streaming output I see
> when try to reproduce this using the config suggestions you gave me.
>
> [ 7.778578] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 7.778580] WARNING: at
> /ssd/dzickus/git/upstream/drivers/misc/kgdbts.c:702 run_simple_test+0x18d/0x2f0()
> [ 7.778582] Hardware name: To be filled by O.E.M.
> [ 7.778583] Modules linked in: ata_generic i915 drm_kms_helper drm i2c_algo_bit i2c_core video output dm_mod
> [ 7.778589] Pid: 150, comm: udevd Tainted: G W 2.6.36-killnmi+ #12
> [ 7.778590] Call Trace:
> [ 7.778591] <#DB> [<ffffffff810631cf>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0
> [ 7.778595] [<ffffffff8106322a>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x20
> [ 7.778598] [<ffffffff8132941d>] run_simple_test+0x18d/0x2f0
> [ 7.778600] [<ffffffff81328ded>] kgdbts_put_char+0x1d/0x20
> [ 7.778603] [<ffffffff810c6cbd>] put_packet+0x5d/0x120
> [ 7.778605] [<ffffffff810c7f44>] gdb_serial_stub+0xa24/0xc20
> [ 7.778609] [<ffffffff810c6558>] kgdb_cpu_enter+0x2c8/0x590
> [ 7.778612] [<ffffffff810c6a91>] kgdb_handle_exception+0x121/0x170
> [ 7.778615] [<ffffffff814cd7b8>] ? hw_breakpoint_exceptions_notify+0xe8/0x1d0
> [ 7.778617] [<ffffffff81033472>] __kgdb_notify+0x82/0x1b0
> [ 7.778620] [<ffffffff810335c7>] kgdb_notify+0x27/0x40
> [ 7.778623] [<ffffffff814cf8e5>] notifier_call_chain+0x55/0x80
> [ 7.778625] [<ffffffff814cf958>] __atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x48/0x70
> [ 7.778628] [<ffffffff814cf996>] atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x16/0x20
> [ 7.778631] [<ffffffff814cf9ce>] notify_die+0x2e/0x30
> [ 7.778633] [<ffffffff814cc953>] do_debug+0xa3/0x170
> [ 7.778636] [<ffffffff814cc438>] debug+0x28/0x40
> [ 7.778639] [<ffffffff81062310>] ? do_fork+0x0/0x450
> [ 7.778640] <<EOE>> [<ffffffff81014938>] ? sys_clone+0x28/0x30
> [ 7.778644] [<ffffffff8100c4d3>] stub_clone+0x13/0x20
> [ 7.778647] [<ffffffff8100c1b2>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> [ 7.778649] ---[ end trace ecf07e0cd1846c34 ]---
> [ 7.778650] kgdbts: ERROR: beyond end of test on 'do_fork_test' line 11
> [ 7.778651] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>
> >
> > At this point we have to get back to a working base line. At this point
> > if you use 2.6.37-rc1 the last remaining problem is the perf + lockup
> > detector callback eating the injected DIE_NMI event which is meant to
> > enter the debugger.
>
> This shouldn't be too hard to solve once we figure out which path it takes
> in the perf nmi handler.
>
> Cheers,
> Don
>
> >
> >
> > >> The symptom you would see looks like:
> > >>
> > >> ...kernel boot...
> > >> Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
> > >> serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> > >> 00:06: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> > >> brd: module loaded
> > >> kgdb: Registered I/O driver kgdbts.
> > >> kgdbts:RUN plant and detach test
> > >> [...HARD HANG STARTS HERE...]
> > >>
> > >> The kernel is looping at that point waiting for the master kgdb cpu to
> > >> have all the slaves join the debugger but it never happens because the
> > >> perf callback chain which is used by the lockup detector eats the NMI
> > >> IPI event. After the perf callback is processed perf returns
> > >> NOTIFY_STOP so the notifier which brings the slave CPU into the debugger
> > >> never fires.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Ok. We have code to handle extra spurious NMIs that is hard to accurately
> > > determine if the NMI was for perf or someone else. This logic may still
> > > need tweaking. What cpu are you running on? AMD/Intel? If Intel, then
> > > core/core2/nehalem?
> > >
> > >
> >
> > In this case I just built a 32 bit kernel and ran it under kvm on a 64
> > bit host. I can send you the .config separately.
> >
> > kvm -nographic -k en-us -kernel arch/x86/boot/bzImage -net user -net
> > nic,macaddr=52:54:00:12:34:56,model=i82557b -append
> > "console=ttyS0,115200 ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs
> > nfsroot=10.0.2.2:/space/exp/x86 rw acpi=force UMA=1" -smp 2
>
> Does that you hit the problem on the kvm guest or host? I wasn't aware
> the perf worked inside the guest (well at least the hardware pieces of
> it, like NMI).
>
> Cheers,
> Don


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