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Re: [Xen-devel] [xen-unstable test] 11946: regressions - FAIL

>>> On 07.05.12 at 13:50, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 07/05/2012 09:10, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 05.05.12 at 02:21, AP <apxeng@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> (XEN) *** IRQ BUG found ***
>>> (XEN) CPU0 -Testing vector 236 from bitmap
>> 236 = 0xec = FIRST_LEGACY_VECTOR + 0x0c, i.e. an IRQ12 coming
>> in through the 8259A. Something fundamentally fishy must be going
>> on here, and I would suppose the code in question shouldn't even be
>> reached for legacy vectors.
>> Furthermore, calling dump_irqs() from the debugging code with
>> desc->lock still held makes it impossible to get full output, as that
>> function wants to lock all initialized IRQ descriptors.
> Yes - it has been vector 236 on each of the 3 reported failures from AP,
> and I believe it was also vector 236 in the one case I managed to
> reproduce the issue.
> However, once we have set up the IO-APIC, the 8259A should not be used
> any more.  The boot dmeg shows that io_ack_method is indeed "old" (which
> was going to be my first suggestion), and that EOI Broadcast Suppression
> is enabled, which I have already identified as a source of problems for
> some customers.  As a 'fix', I provided the ability for
> "io_ack_method=new" to prevent EOI Broadcast Suppression being enabled. 
> This was upstreamed in c/s 24870:9bf3ec036bef, but apparently has not
> completely fixed the customer problems - just made it substantially more
> rare.
> AP: Can you manually invoke the 'i' debug key and provide that - it will
> help to see how Xen is setting up the IO-APIC(s) on your system.

Seeing the 'z' output might also be helpful, especially to see whether
any of the IO-APICs' RTEs is an ExtINT one.

Further, checking that no 8259A IRQ got (or was left) enabled for
some reason might be useful as well (cached_irq_mask plus the raw
port 0x21 and 0xA1 values).

In any case the debugging code's locking should be fixed.


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