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Re: [Xen-devel] linux 4.4 Regression: 100% cpu usage on idle pv guest under Xen with single vcpu.

On 11/30/2015 05:55 PM, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
On 2015-11-30 23:54, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 11/30/2015 04:46 PM, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
On 2015-11-30 22:45, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 04:47:43PM +0100, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
Hi all,

I have just tested a 4.4-rc2 kernel (current linus tree) + the tip tree
pulled on top.

Running this kernel under Xen on PV-guests with multiple vcpus goes well (on
idle < 10% cpu usage),
but a guest with only a single vcpu doesn't idle at all, it seems a kworker
thread is stuck:
root       569 98.0  0.0      0     0 ?        R    16:02 12:47

Running a 4.3 kernel works fine with a single vpcu, bisecting would probably quite painful since there were some breakages this merge window with respect
to Xen pv-guests.

There are some differences in the diff's from booting a 4.3, 4.4-single,
4.4-multi cpu boot:

Boris has been tracking a bunch of them. I am attaching the latest set of
patches I've to carry on top of v4.4-rc3.

Hi Konrad,

i will test those, see if it fixes all my issues and report back

They shouldn't help you ;-( (and I just saw a message from you confirming this)

The first one fixes a 32-bit bug (on bare metal too). The second fixes
a fatal bug for 32-bit PV guests. The other two are code

One of these patches also fixes a bug i was having with a pci-passthrough device in a HVM that wasn't working (depending on which dom0-kernel i was using (4.3 or 4.4)),
but didn't report yet.

Fingers crossed but i think this pv-guest single vcpu issue is the last i'm troubled by for now ;)

I could not reproduce this, including with your kernel config file.


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