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Re: [Xen-devel] vpmu=1 and running 'perf top' within a PVHVM guest eventually hangs dom0 and hypervisor has stuck vCPUS. Romley-EP (model=45, stepping=2)

>>> On 12.03.13 at 19:50, Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/12/2013 01:30 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> This issue I am encountering seems to only happen on multi-socket
>> machines.
> I believe I was able to reproduce this (once) on my laptop.
>> It also does not help that the only multi-socket box I have is
>> an Romley-EP (so two socket SandyBridge CPUs). The other
>> SandyBridge boxes I've (one socket) are not showing this. Granted
>> they are also a different model (42).
>> The problem is that when I run 'perf top' within an SMP PVHVM
>> guest, after a couple of seconds or minutes the guest hangs.
>> Hypervisor ends up stuck too looping, and then the dom0 ends
>> up hanging as well.
>> Dumping the cpu registers (Ctrl-A x3, then 'd'
>> shows that the guest is pretty firmly stuck in vmx_vmexit_handler:
>> (XEN)    [<ffff82c4c01d386f>] vmx_vmexit_handler+0x22f/0x174
> And in my case this address is the second instruction after STI, i.e. we
> are right at the point where interrupts got enabled.

As I didn't notice anything regarding the top commit of the tree
you used - was this with 7dd3b06 already included?


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