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Re: [Xen-devel] xen: oops at atomic64_read_cx8+0x4
On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 11:56:47AM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> then the high part. Why that would trip the hypervisor
> is not clear to me. Perhaps in the past it only read the
That is the CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE=n case and in fact it doesn't
trip the hypervisor. That was tested too, it should work fine.
The problem is with the atomic64_read version, that one uses cmpxchg8b
to read the contents of the pmdp.
> Ah, by just skipping the thing if the low bits are zero.
> didn't like somebody reading the high and low bit, but isn't the
> pmdval_t still 64-bit ? So I would have thought this would
The pmd format is unchanged, that's hardware.
> The thing is that I did install a 32-bit PAE guest (a Fedora) on a Fedora
> 17 dom0. So it looks like this is reading high part is fixed on the newer
> hypervisors, but now with the older ones. And the older one is Amazon EC2
> so some .. hack to workaround older hypervisors could be added.
The insn oopsing is cmpxchg8b and it's not reading the low/high part
in two separate insn but reading it in a single insn, which means the
kernel oopsing was built with CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE=y.
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