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Re: [PATCH v3 2/8] xen/events: don't unmask an event channel when an eoi is pending

On 2021-02-19 15:40, Juergen Gross wrote:
> An event channel should be kept masked when an eoi is pending for it.
> When being migrated to another cpu it might be unmasked, though.
> In order to avoid this keep three different flags for each event channel
> to be able to distinguish "normal" masking/unmasking from eoi related
> masking/unmasking and temporary masking. The event channel should only
> be able to generate an interrupt if all flags are cleared.
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Fixes: 54c9de89895e0a36047 ("xen/events: add a new late EOI evtchn framework")
> Reported-by: Julien Grall <julien@xxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>

I tested this patch series backported to a 4.19 kernel and found that
when doing a reboot loop of Windows with PV drivers, occasionally it will
end up in a state with some event channels pending and masked in dom0
which breaks networking in the guest.

The issue seems to have been introduced with this patch, though at first
glance it appears correct. I haven't yet looked into why it is happening.
Have you seen anything like this with this patch?




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