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SubjectRe: [PATCH] BUG in pv_clock when overflow condition is detected
On 02/15/2012 07:18 PM, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> > On 02/15/2012 01:23 PM, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> > >>> static u64 pvclock_get_nsec_offset(struct pvclock_shadow_time
> > >>> *shadow)
> > >>> {
> > >>> - u64 delta = native_read_tsc() - shadow->tsc_timestamp;
> > >>> + u64 delta;
> > >>> + u64 tsc = native_read_tsc();
> > >>> + BUG_ON(tsc< shadow->tsc_timestamp);
> > >>> + delta = tsc - shadow->tsc_timestamp;
> > >>> return pvclock_scale_delta(delta, shadow->tsc_to_nsec_mul,
> > >>> shadow->tsc_shift);
> > >>
> > >> Maybe a WARN_ON_ONCE()? Otherwise a relatively minor hypervisor
> > >> bug can
> > >> kill the guest.
> > >
> > >
> > > An attempt to print from this place is not perfect since it often
> > > leads
> > > to recursive calling to this very function and it hang there
> > > anyway.
> > > But if you insist I'll re-post it with WARN_ON_ONCE,
> > > It won't make much difference because guest will hang/stall due
> > > overflow
> > > anyway.
> >
> > Won't a BUG_ON() also result in a printk?
> Yes, it will. But stack will still keep failure point and poking
> with crash/gdb at core will always show where it's BUGged.
>
> In case it manages to print dump somehow (saw it couple times from ~
> 30 test cycles), logs from console or from kernel message buffer
> (again poking with gdb) will show where it was called from.
>
> If WARN* is used, it will still totaly screwup clock and
> "last value" and system will become unusable, requiring looking with
> gdb/crash at the core any way.
>
> So I've just used more stable failure point that will leave trace
> everywhere it manages (maybe in console log, but for sure in stack)
> in case of WARN it might leave trace on console or not and probably
> won't reflect failure point in stack either leaving only kernel
> message buffer for clue.
>

Makes sense. But do get an ack from the Xen people to ensure this
doesn't break for them.


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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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