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SubjectRe: [lkp-robot] [x86/asm] f5caf621ee: PANIC:double_fault

* Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:59:07AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > * kernel test robot <xiaolong.ye@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > FYI, we noticed the following commit:
> > >
> > > commit: f5caf621ee357279e759c0911daf6d55c7d36f03 ("x86/asm: Fix inline asm call constraints for Clang")
> > > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> > >
> > > in testcase: trinity
> > > with following parameters:
> > >
> > > runtime: 300s
> > >
> > > test-description: Trinity is a linux system call fuzz tester.
> > > test-url: http://codemonkey.org.uk/projects/trinity/
> > >
> > >
> > > on test machine: qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 420M
> > >
> > > caused below changes (please refer to attached dmesg/kmsg for entire log/backtrace):
> > >
> > >
> > > +-----------------------------------------+------------+------------+
> > > | | 0d0970eef3 | f5caf621ee |
> > > +-----------------------------------------+------------+------------+
> > > | boot_successes | 9 | 4 |
> > > | boot_failures | 0 | 4 |
> > > | PANIC:double_fault | 0 | 4 |
> > > | Kernel_panic-not_syncing:Machine_halted | 0 | 4 |
> > > +-----------------------------------------+------------+------------+
> >
> > I think a key piece of information is that the test is using GCC 4.4:
> >
> > export compiler='gcc-4.4'
> >
> > ... which is pretty old compared to what gets tested typically.
> >
> > GCC 4.4 was released in 2009 (!), the last minor update of 4.4.7 was 5 years ago.
>
> Sure, but its still an officially supported GCC version. So either it
> must be made to work, or we must update the minimal GCC version
> requirements for the kernel.

Of course! I just mean I'd not be surprised if this was a GCC bug/quirk
with legacy GCC versions that probably won't be fixed.

Thanks,

Ingo

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