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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] 4.4: INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU
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On 03/25/2016 10:05 AM, Steven Haigh wrote:
> On 25/03/2016 11:23 PM, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> On 03/24/2016 10:53 PM, Steven Haigh wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Firstly, I've cross-posted this to xen-devel and the lkml - as this
>>> problem seems to only exist when using kernel 4.4 as a Xen DomU kernel.
>>> I have also CC'ed Greg KH for his awesome insight as maintainer.
>>>
>>> Please CC myself into replies - as I'm not a member of the kernel
>>> mailing list - I may miss replies from monitoring the archives.
>>>
>>> I've noticed recently that heavy disk IO is causing rcu_sched to detect
>>> stalls. The process mentioned usually goes to 100% CPU usage, and
>>> eventually processes start segfaulting and dying. The only fix to
>>> recover the system is to use 'xl destroy' to force-kill the VM and to
>>> start it again.
>>>
>>> The majority of these issues seem to mention ext4 in the trace. This may
>>> indicate an issue there - or may be a red herring.
>>>
>>> The gritty details:
>>> INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU
>>> #0110-...: (20999 ticks this GP) idle=327/140000000000001/0
>>> softirq=1101493/1101493 fqs=6973
>>> #011 (t=21000 jiffies g=827095 c=827094 q=524)
>>> Task dump for CPU 0:
>>> rsync R running task 0 2446 2444 0x00000088
>>> ffffffff818d0c00 ffff88007fc03c58 ffffffff810a625f 0000000000000000
>>> ffffffff818d0c00 ffff88007fc03c70 ffffffff810a8699 0000000000000001
>>> ffff88007fc03ca0 ffffffff810d0e5a ffff88007fc170c0 ffffffff818d0c00
>>> Call Trace:
>>> <IRQ> [<ffffffff810a625f>] sched_show_task+0xaf/0x110
>>> [<ffffffff810a8699>] dump_cpu_task+0x39/0x40
>>> [<ffffffff810d0e5a>] rcu_dump_cpu_stacks+0x8a/0xc0
>>> [<ffffffff810d4884>] rcu_check_callbacks+0x424/0x7a0
>>> [<ffffffff810a91e1>] ? account_system_time+0x81/0x110
>>> [<ffffffff810a9481>] ? account_process_tick+0x61/0x160
>>> [<ffffffff810e8050>] ? tick_sched_do_timer+0x30/0x30
>>> [<ffffffff810d9749>] update_process_times+0x39/0x60
>>> [<ffffffff810e7aa6>] tick_sched_handle.isra.15+0x36/0x50
>>> [<ffffffff810e808d>] tick_sched_timer+0x3d/0x70
>>> [<ffffffff810da342>] __hrtimer_run_queues+0xf2/0x250
>>> [<ffffffff810da698>] hrtimer_interrupt+0xa8/0x190
>>> [<ffffffff8100c61e>] xen_timer_interrupt+0x2e/0x140
>>> [<ffffffff810c8555>] handle_irq_event_percpu+0x55/0x1e0
>>> [<ffffffff810cbbca>] handle_percpu_irq+0x3a/0x50
>>> [<ffffffff810c7d22>] generic_handle_irq+0x22/0x30
>>> [<ffffffff813e50ff>] __evtchn_fifo_handle_events+0x15f/0x180
>>> [<ffffffff813e5130>] evtchn_fifo_handle_events+0x10/0x20
>>> [<ffffffff813e2233>] __xen_evtchn_do_upcall+0x43/0x80
>>> [<ffffffff813e3ea0>] xen_evtchn_do_upcall+0x30/0x50
>>> [<ffffffff8165deb2>] xen_hvm_callback_vector+0x82/0x90
>>> <EOI> [<ffffffff810baf0d>] ? queued_write_lock_slowpath+0x3d/0x80
>>> [<ffffffff8165bcce>] _raw_write_lock+0x1e/0x30
>> This looks to me like ext4 failing to grab a lock. Everything above it
>> (in Xen code) is regular tick interrupt handling which detects the stall.
>>
>> Your config does not have CONFIG_PARAVIRT_SPINLOCKS so that eliminates
>> any possible issues with pv locks.
>>
>> Do you see anything "interesting" in dom0? (e.g. dmesg, xl dmesg,
>> /var/log/xen/) Are you oversubscribing your guest (CPU-wise)?
> There is nothing special being logged anywhere that I can see. dmesg /
> xl dmesg on the Dom0 show nothing unusual.
>
> I do share CPUs - but I don't give any DomU more than 2 vcpus. The
> physical host has 4 cores - 1 pinned to the Dom0.
>
> I log to a remote syslog on this system - and I've uploaded the entire
> log to a pastebin (don't want to do a 45Kb attachment here):
> http://paste.fedoraproject.org/345095/58914452

That doesn't look like a full log. In any case, the RCU stall may be a
secondary problem --- there is a bunch of splats before the stall.

-boris


>
> Not sure if it makes any difference at all, but my DomU config is:
> # cat /etc/xen/backup.vm
> name = "backup.vm"
> memory = 2048
> vcpus = 2
> cpus = "1-3"
> disk = [ 'phy:/dev/vg_raid1_new/backup.vm,xvda,w' ]
> vif = [ "mac=00:11:36:35:35:09, bridge=br203,
> vifname=vm.backup, script=vif-bridge" ]
> bootloader = 'pygrub'
> pvh = 1
>
> on_poweroff = 'destroy'
> on_reboot = 'restart'
> on_crash = 'restart'
> cpu_weight = 64
>
> I never had this problem when running kernel 4.1.x - it only started
> when I upgraded everything to 4.4 - not exactly a great help - but may
> help narrow things down?
>
>>> [<ffffffff81289b23>] ext4_es_remove_extent+0x43/0xc0
>>> [<ffffffff812692f9>] ext4_clear_inode+0x39/0x80
>>> [<ffffffff8124cafd>] ext4_evict_inode+0x8d/0x4e0
>>> [<ffffffff811df537>] evict+0xb7/0x180
>>> [<ffffffff811df636>] dispose_list+0x36/0x50
>>> [<ffffffff811e054b>] prune_icache_sb+0x4b/0x60
>>> [<ffffffff811c92c1>] super_cache_scan+0x141/0x190
>>> [<ffffffff811655fe>] shrink_slab.part.37+0x1ee/0x390
>>> [<ffffffff8116950c>] shrink_zone+0x26c/0x280
>>> [<ffffffff8116988c>] do_try_to_free_pages+0x15c/0x410
>>> [<ffffffff81169bfa>] try_to_free_pages+0xba/0x170
>>> [<ffffffff8115d1e5>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x525/0xa60
>>> [<ffffffff811a839c>] ? kmem_cache_free+0xcc/0x2c0
>>> [<ffffffff811a120d>] alloc_pages_current+0x8d/0x120
>>> [<ffffffff81154601>] __page_cache_alloc+0x91/0xc0
>>> [<ffffffff81154b66>] pagecache_get_page+0x56/0x1e0
>>> [<ffffffff81154ee6>] grab_cache_page_write_begin+0x26/0x40
>>> [<ffffffff8124c811>] ext4_da_write_begin+0xa1/0x300
>>> [<ffffffff8124d3a4>] ? ext4_da_write_end+0x124/0x2b0
>>> [<ffffffff811543a0>] generic_perform_write+0xc0/0x1a0
>>> [<ffffffff81156408>] __generic_file_write_iter+0x188/0x1e0
>>> [<ffffffff812421d0>] ext4_file_write_iter+0xf0/0x340
>>> [<ffffffff811c59fa>] __vfs_write+0xaa/0xe0
>>> [<ffffffff811c6022>] vfs_write+0xa2/0x1a0
>>> [<ffffffff811c6d26>] SyS_write+0x46/0xa0
>>> [<ffffffff8165c02e>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x12/0x71
>>>
>>> Some 11 hours later:
>>> sshd[785]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007f03bb94ae5c sp 00007ffe9eb54470 error
>>> 4 in ld-2.17.so[7f03bb940000+21000]
>>> sh[787]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007f6b4a0dfe5c sp 00007ffe3d4a71e0 error 4
>>> in ld-2.17.so[7f6b4a0d5000+21000]
>>> systemd-cgroups[788]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007f4baa82ce5c sp
>>> 00007ffd28e4c4b0 error 4 in ld-2.17.so[7f4baa822000+21000]
>>> sshd[791]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007ff8c8a8ce5c sp 00007ffede9e1c20 error
>>> 4 in ld-2.17.so[7ff8c8a82000+21000]
>>> sshd[792]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007f183cf75e5c sp 00007ffc81ab7160 error
>>> 4 in ld-2.17.so[7f183cf6b000+21000]
>>> sshd[793]: segfault at 1f0 ip 00007f3c665ece5c sp 00007ffd9a13c850 error
>>> 4 in ld-2.17.so[7f3c665e2000+21000]
>>>
>>> From isolated testing, this does not occur on kernel 4.5.x - however I
>>> have not verified this myself.
>>>
>>> The kernel config used can be found in the kernel-xen git repo if it
>>> assists in debugging:
>>> http://xen.crc.id.au/git/?p=kernel-xen;a=summary
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> Xen-devel@lists.xen.org
>>> http://lists.xen.org/xen-devel

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