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Re: [Xen-devel] [xen-unstable test] 116832: regressions - FAIL [and 1 more messages]

On 05/12/17 15:31, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 05.12.17 at 16:05, <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [xen-unstable test] 116832: regressions 
>> - 
>> FAIL"):
>>> This is a blue screen, recurring, and has first been reported in flight
>>> 116779, i.e. was likely introduced in the batch ending in commit
>>> 4cd0fad645. Among those the most likely candidates appear to be
>>> the SVM changes (the failures are all on AMD hardware). The logs
>>> there also have huge amounts of "Unexpected nested vmexit",
>>> albeit not directly connected with the failed test afaict.
>> Ian Jackson writes ("Re: [xen-unstable test] 116832: regressions - FAIL"):
>>> This is the expected Windows failure.  Force pushed.
>> Oops.  Sorry about that.
>> I think this goes to show that (i) leaving known failures languishing
>> for months and expecting them to be force pushed results in human
>> error (ii) I should read the whole email thread first.
> Oh, that's pretty unfortunate. I think we'll then need a custom flight
> tied to the box that this failure occurred on, to have a way to tell
> whether the fix I'm about to prepare has actually helped, the more
> that the same issue is presumably also present on the 4.10 branch.
> Thing is that newer AMD hardware (with decode assist) doesn't
> appear to demonstrate the misbehavior, and for some reason it also
> doesn't show on Intel systems.
> I've spent quite a bit of time to repro this on my old AMD box, but the
> distro on there is just too old to be able to start a suitable Windows
> guest (part(?) of the reason being that scripts in /etc/xen/scripts
> appear to get invoked alongside the ones from the separate unstable
> install tree, and at some point I then decided to give up trying to hack
> things up so they would work together again).

If you've got a provisional patch, I can get some testing organised on
newer and older hardware.


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