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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] Stop the continuous flood of (XEN) traps.c:2432:d0 Domain attempted WRMSR ..
On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 17:21:47 -0400
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad@darnok.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 05, 2012 at 09:44:13PM +0200, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 01:55:27PM -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 08:09:52PM +0200, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > IIRC there was some discussion earlier about these messages in Xen's dmesg:
> > > >
> > > > (XEN) traps.c:2432:d0 Domain attempted WRMSR 00000000000001ac from 0x0000000000c800c8 to 0x0000000080c880c8.
> > > > (XEN) traps.c:2432:d0 Domain attempted WRMSR 00000000000001ac from 0x0000000000c800c8 to 0x0000000080c880c8.
> > > > (XEN) traps.c:2432:d0 Domain attempted WRMSR 00000000000001ac from 0x0000000000c800c8 to 0x0000000080c880c8.
> > > > (XEN) traps.c:2432:d0 Domain attempted WRMSR 00000000000001ac from 0x0000000000c800c8 to 0x0000000080c880c8.
> > > >
> > > > At least on my systems there's continuous flood of those messages, so they will fill up the
> > > > Xen dmesg log buffer and "xm dmesg" or "xl dmesg" won't show any valuable information, just those messages.
> > >
> > > Is it always that MSR? That looks to be TURBO_POWER_CURRENT_LIMIT
> > > which is the intel_ips driver doing.
> > >
> >
> > Yeah, it's always the same..
> >
> > > >
> > > > I seem to be getting those messages even when there's only dom0 running.
> > > > Is the plan to drop those messages? What's causing them?
> > >
> > > Looks to be the intel-ips. If you rename it does the issue disappear?
> >
> > I just did "rmmod intel_ips" and the flood stopped..
> >
> >
> > Btw on baremetal I get this in dmesg:
> >
> > [ 745.033645] CPU1: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1)
> > [ 745.033652] CPU3: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1)
> > [ 745.034676] CPU1: Core temperature/speed normal
> > [ 745.034678] CPU3: Core temperature/speed normal
> > [ 849.678508] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg temp 9682, limit 9000
> > [ 899.614074] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg temp 9896, limit 9000
> > [ 899.722881] [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged
> > [ 1172.675987] CPU3: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 78)
> > [ 1172.675990] CPU1: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 78)
> > [ 1172.677038] CPU1: Core temperature/speed normal
> > [ 1172.677042] CPU3: Core temperature/speed normal
> > [ 1174.260050] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: MCP limit exceeded: Avg temp 9676, limit 9000
> > [ 1199.339634] [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged
>
> Jesse, and Matthew,
>
> Is there a way to make the intel_ips.c driver be in a "low-power" state?
>
> My first thought about fixing this was that we could allow the
> hypervisor to allow those RDMSR but the Linux kernel has no power to
> actually influence the power management (as the hypervisor is in charge
> of that) - so would the driver be capable of just sitting back and
> not influencing the CPU?

Yeah it's easy enough to turn off or disable. But it doesn't currently
export any knobs for controlling behavior. I don't have any issue with
exposing some though...

--
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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