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Re: [Xen-devel] Using debug-key 'o: Dump IOMMU p2m table, locks up machine

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 10:26:18AM +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 04.09.12 at 10:13, Sander Eikelenboom <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hmm don't know how to get the file/line, only thing i have found is:
> > 
> > serveerstertje:/boot# gdb xen-syms-4.2.0-rc4-pre
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> > Reading symbols from /boot/xen-syms-4.2.0-rc4-pre...done.
> > (gdb) x/i 0xffff82c48015c9ee
> > 0xffff82c48015c9ee <context_switch+916>:        mov    %edx,%gs
> > (gdb)
> I'm not really a gdb expert, so I don't know off the top of my
> head either. I thought I said in a previous reply that people
> generally appear to use the addr2line utility for that purpose.
> But the disassembly already tells us where precisely the
> problem is: The selector value (0x0063) attempted to be put
> into %gs is apparently wrong in the context of the current
> GDT. Now, that's GDT_ENTRY_TLS_MIN on the Linux side,
> and ought to be valid. I'm surprised the guest (and the current
> process in it) survives this (as the failure here results in a failsafe
> callback into the guest).
> Looking at the Linux side of things, this has been that way
> forever, and I think has always been broken: On x86-64, it
> should also clear %gs here (since 32-bit processes use it for
> their TLS, and there's nothing wrong for a 64-bit process to put
> something in there either), albeit not via loadsegment(), but
> through xen_load_gs_index(). And I neither see why on 32-bit
> it only clears %gs - %fs can as much hold a selector that might
> get invalidated with the TLS descriptor updates. Eduardo,
> Jeremy, Konrad?

How is it on the SLES side? Do you set/restore all of the segment
> Jan

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