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SubjectRe: [Bug #10872] x86_64 boot hang when CONFIG_NUMA=n
On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 00:07:03 -0700 Yinghai Lu wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 17:24:16 -0700 Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> wrote:
> >> > On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 11:39:17 -0700 Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:32:18 +0200 Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> > * Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > > > This still happens with 2.6.26-rc9. Using CONFIG_NUMA=y boots OK.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Ok, then it wasn't the nr_zones thing.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Since it seems to be repeatable for you, can you bisect it?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > one guess would be:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > | commit e8ee6f0ae5cd860e8e6c02807edfa3c1fa01bcb5
> >> >> > | Author: Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com>
> >> >> > | Date: Sun Apr 13 01:41:58 2008 -0700
> >> >> > |
> >> >> > | x86: work around io allocation overlap of HT links
> >> >> >
> >> >> > but ... since CONFIG_NUMA makes it work, i'm not sure about that.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Randy, could you post the full CONFIG_NUMA bootlog as well, does it show
> >> >> > any difference in resource allocations?
> >> >>
> >> >> Good and bad boot logs are attached. There are several differences, but I don't
> >> >> see any that are significant.
> >> >>
> >> >> I've started bisecting with:
> >> >>
> >> >> $ git bisect start
> >> >> $ git bisect bad v2.6.26-rc1
> >> >> $ git bisect good v2.6.25
> >> >>
> >> >> That's only about 1.29M lines of changes.
> >> >
> >> > git bisect and normal rebooting did not find a problem.
> >> >
> >> > I'll repeat this using kexec to boot the new kernel and see if that
> >> > locates any issues... since I normally use kexec to load/test new kernels
> >> > and that was how the failure occurred (occurs).
> >> >
> >>
> >> same NON-NUMA kernel kexec NON-NUMA kernel?
> >>
> >> or other kernel kexex it?
> >
> > Ah. Good question. I hadn't noticed that.
> > NUMA kernel kexec-ing a non-NUMA kernel now fails, but it worked in 2.6.25.
> >
>
> can you resend out that two config?

The host/first kernel that loads the second/failing kernel uses
config-2625-work. The second kernel that hangs during boot uses
kconfig.numa.bad . (both attached)

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~Randy
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http://linuxplumbersconf.org/
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