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SubjectRe: hpsa driver bug crack kernel down!
[+ David, VT-d maintainer ]

Jiang, David, can you please have a look into this issue?

Thanks,

Joerg

On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 11:32:37PM -0700, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 22:03 -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > [+cc Joerg, iommu list]
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 16:50 -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> > >> On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 16:40 -0700, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> > >> > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 16:10 -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> > >> > > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 16:08 -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> > >> > > > [+linux-scsi]
> > >> > > > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 15:49 -0700, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> > >> > > > > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 10:39 +0800, Baoquan He wrote:
> > >> > > > > > Hi,
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > The kernel is 3.14.0+ which is pulled just now.
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > Cc'ing more people.
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > While the hpsa driver appears to be involved in some way, I'm sure if
> > >> > > > > this is a related issue, but as of today's pull I'm getting another
> > >> > > > > problem that causes my DL980 not to come up.
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > *Massive* amounts of:
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > DMAR:[fault reason 02] Present bit in context entry is clear
> > >> > > > > dmar: DRHD: handling fault status reg 602
> > >> > > > > dmar: DMAR:[DMA Read] Request device [02:00.0] fault addr 7f61e000
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > Then:
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > hpsa 0000:03:00.0: Controller lockup detected: 0xffff0000
> > >> > > > > ...
> > >> > > > > Workqueue: events hpsa_monitor_ctlr_worker [hpsa]
> > >> > > > > ...
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > Screenshot of the actual LOCKUP:
> > >> > > > > http://stgolabs.net/hpsa-hard-lockup-3.14+.png
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > While I haven't bisected, things worked fine until at least until commit
> > >> > > > > 39de65aa2c3e (April 2nd).
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > Any ideas?
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > Well, it's either a DMA remapping issue or a hpsa one. Your assertion
> > >> > > > that everything worked fine until 39de65aa2c3e would tend to vindicate
> > >> > > > hpsa,
> > >> >
> > >> > Hmm here you mean DMA, right?
> > >>
> > >> No, it vindicates the hpsa changes ... they don't seem to be causing
> > >> problems until something goes wrong with dma remapping.
> > >>
> > >> > > because all the hpsa changes went in before that under
> > >> > > Missing crucial info:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > commit 1a0b6abaea78f73d9bc0a2f6df2d9e4c917cade1
> > >> > >
> > >> > > > Merge: 3e75c6d b2bff6c
> > >> > > > Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > >> > > > Date: Tue Apr 1 18:49:04 2014 -0700
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > Merge tag 'scsi-misc' of
> > >> > > > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > can you revalidate that this commit works OK just to make sure?
> > >> >
> > >> > Ok so I don't see those DMA messages and system starts just fine. I'm
> > >> > thinking perhaps something broke after the IO mmu stuff in commit
> > >> > 3f583bc21977a608908b83d03ee2250426a5695c... could this be indirectly
> > >> > causing the CPU stalls and just blame hpsa in the path as a side effect?
> > >> >
> > >> > /me goes out to try the commit.
> > >>
> > >> That's my guess. The DMAR messages are DMA remapping issues caused in
> > >> the IOMMU. If I had to guess, I'd say the DMAR fault message is
> > >> indicating the IOMMU is calling for a mapping address before it can
> > >> satisfy the driver read request, which is causing the hang apparently in
> > >> the hpsa driver.
> > >>
> > >> I've added linux-pci to the cc; I think they deal with iommu issues on
> > >> x86.
> > >
> > > So that merge commit appears to be the culprit, I see both the DMA
> > > messages and the lockup blaming hpsa...
> >
> > My understanding so far (please correct me if I'm wrong):
> >
> > 39de65aa2c3e OK ("Merge branch 'i2c/for-next'")
> > 1a0b6abaea78 OK ("Merge tag 'scsi-misc'")
> > 3f583bc21977 BAD ("Merge tag 'iommu-updates-v3.15'")
>
> Yes, specifically (finally done bisecting):
>
> commit 2e45528930388658603ea24d49cf52867b928d3e
> Author: Jiang Liu <jiang.liu@linux.intel.com>
> Date: Wed Feb 19 14:07:36 2014 +0800
>
> iommu/vt-d: Unify the way to process DMAR device scope array
>
> Now we have a PCI bus notification based mechanism to update DMAR
> device scope array, we could extend the mechanism to support boot
> time initialization too, which will help to unify and simplify
> the implementation.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jiang Liu <jiang.liu@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>
>



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