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SubjectRe: Major KVM issues with kernel 4.5 on the host
On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 07:22:20AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 03:16:29AM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > On 14/04/2016 00:29, Marc Haber wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:36:34PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > >> Didn't help, but a fresh look at the list of 4.5 patches helped.
> > >> What the hell was I thinking, I missed write_rdtscp_aux who
> > >> obviously uses MSR_TSC_AUX.
> > >
> > > I applied this patch to 4.5, which didn't go cleanly, I had to do it
> > > manually, and there is no change in behavior. Sometimes, the Vm just
> > > crashes, but most times the filesystem is remounted ro.
> >
> > Ok, then I guess bisection is needed. Please first try commit
> > 45bdbcfdf241. If it fails, then the bug come together with KVM's merge
> > window changes for 4.5-rc1. Please apply the patch I sent here when
> > bisection is past 46896c73c1a4dde527c3a3cc43379deeb41985a1 (which means
> > that probably that should be the commit you try second; the bisection
> > then becomes much easier).
> I have never bisected this deeply. Can you please give more advice,
> with which two commits to start? And how do I find out whether I am
> "past" a commit? I am als not a git expert, a few command lines would
> be appreciated.

I have tried bisecting, and finally bisect says that the bad commit is
0e749e54244eec87b2a3cd0a4314e60bc6781115 dax: increase granularity of dax_clear_blocks() operations

However, a kernel built after
$ git checkout 0e749e54244eec87b2a3cd0a4314e60bc6781115
seems to be fine, at least my VM is running for 15 hours now.

I guess I need to start over again with git bisect good
0e749e54244eec87b2a3cd0a4314e60bc6781115 and git bisect bad v4.5.

Currently, I cannot explain how this has happened, I must have flagged
an actually good kernel as bad from my understanding of git bisect.

Can you give advice how to continue here?


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