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Re: [Xen-devel] megasas stops I/O when running kernel as dom0 under xen4.1/4.2

On 24/08/11 18:09, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 05:57:06PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> On 24/08/11 13:06, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>>> On 22/08/11 10:05, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>>>> On 19/08/11 19:10, Andreas Olsowski wrote:
>>>>> Am 19.08.2011 18:49, schrieb Andrew Cooper:
>>>>>> The only change you need to make is in megasas_probe_one() in
>>>>>> megaraid_sas_base.c
>>>>>> Add a call to pci_enable_msi(pdev) immediately after the current
>>>>> call to
>>>>>> pci_set_master(pdev);
>>>>>> ~Andrew
>>>>> Yep, that works fine. Removed the module option as well.
>>>>> root@tarballerina:~# cat /proc/interrupts  |grep mega
>>>>> 2236:      69010          0          0          0          0         
>>>>> 0          0          0  xen-pirq-msi       megasas
>>>>> The same procedure that would have lead to almost instant errors has
>>>>> not brought them to appear again.
>>>> Good.  This is what we are seeing as well.  I am still awaiting a reply
>>>> from LSI on this topic.
>>>> Unfortunately, this does point to a regression in the way Xen deals with
>>>> legacy interrupts.
>>> Out of interest, on all 3 of your boxes with the megaraid_sas cards,
>>> could you gather the io_apic information?
>>> It is the z xen debug key on the serial console (or alternatively put
>>> apic_verbosity=debug on the xen commandline and the information gets
>>> dumped into the dmesg)
>> You can ignore this - it is not relevant.
>> I have narrowed the problem to a bug in the interrupt migration code.
> Goodies!
>> The bug occurs when the move pending flag is set, and somehow another
>> interrupt comes in on the old pcpu without triggering the move
>> completion code.  This leaves the IO_APIC with ack'd but not EOI'd
>> interrupt from the megaraid_sas device.
> Ah, so the interrupt is delievered to Dom0 on the old per_cpu
> event which is ignored. Ignored b/c we have rebinded the event channel
> to the other CPU, right?

The interrupt is not ignored - it seems to be being serviced by the
device driver in dom0.   I will admit that my debugging code may be a
bit flaky - I started by trying to match IRQ35 (which is always claimed
by PCI INTA on this server - very useful for debugging) between do_IRQ
and its related PHYSDEVOP_eoi.

I am currently trying to track the exact order of events around this
interrupt which misses the move completion code.

> Is there any code in the Hypervisor to turn off interrupt migration code?

Not that I have found, although playing around with vcpu and task
pinning should work.  My debugging shows that Xen-4.1.1 is migrating
this interrupt between PCPUs on average once every 4 real interrupts
when dom0 is under any load whatsoever.

Andrew Cooper - Dom0 Kernel Engineer, Citrix XenServer
T: +44 (0)1223 225 900, http://www.citrix.com

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