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Re: [Xen-devel] xen-netfront crash when detaching network while some network activity

On 01/20/2016 09:59 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2015 at 11:32:58PM +0100, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 01, 2015 at 05:00:42PM -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 03:45:15AM +0100, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 08:57:34PM +0200, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 12:03:12AM +0200, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:56:00AM +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
>>>>>>> On 22/05/15 12:49, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>> I'm experiencing xen-netfront crash when doing xl network-detach while
>>>>>>>> some network activity is going on at the same time. It happens only 
>>>>>>>> when
>>>>>>>> domU has more than one vcpu. Not sure if this matters, but the backend
>>>>>>>> is in another domU (not dom0). I'm using Xen 4.2.2. It happens on 
>>>>>>>> kernel
>>>>>>>> 3.9.4 and 4.1-rc1 as well.
>>>>>>>> Steps to reproduce:
>>>>>>>> 1. Start the domU with some network interface
>>>>>>>> 2. Call there 'ping -f some-IP'
>>>>>>>> 3. Call 'xl network-detach NAME 0'
>>> Do you see this all the time or just on occassions?
>> Using above procedure - all the time.
>>> I tried to reproduce it and couldn't see it. Is your VM an PV or HVM?
>> PV, started by libvirt. This may have something to do, the problem didn't
>> existed on older Xen (4.1) and started by xl. I'm not sure about kernel
>> version there, but I think I've tried there 3.18 too, which has this
>> problem.
>> But I don't see anything special in domU config file (neither backend
>> nor frontend) - it may be some libvirt default. If that's really the
>> cause. Can I (and how) get any useful information about that?
> libvirt naturally does some libxl calls, and they may be different.
> Any chance you could give me an idea of:
>  - What commands you use in libvirt?
>  - Do you use a bond or bridge?
>  - What version of libvirt you are using?
> Thanks!
> CC-ing Joao just in case he has seen this.
Hm, So far I couldn't reproduce the issue with upstream Xen/linux/libvirt, using
both libvirt or plain xl (both on a bridge setup) and also irrespective of the
both load and direction of traffic (be it a ping flood, pktgen with min.
sized packets or iperf).

>> -- 
>> Best Regards,
>> Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
>> Invisible Things Lab
>> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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