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SubjectRe: [DRBD-user] [PATCH] xen-blkback: Switch to closed state after releasing the backing device
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 01:49:51PM +0200, Valentin Vidic wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 05:08:00PM +0200, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > So I have the following patch which I think might solve your issues
> > while keeping the reset logic working. Would you mind giving it a try
> > with your use case and pvgrub?
>
> Thanks for the patch. It seems to be having some problems with pvgrub:
> machines don't boot past pvgrub and they are using 100% CPU. Also in
> dom0 xenstored is usind 100% CPU - strace reports it is looping in this:
>
> read(26, "\\\240\0\0", 4) = 4
> read(26, "\0\0\0\0L\0\0\0)\0\0\0\35\0\0\0+\\\232`\231\31\1&", 24) = 24
> read(26, "/local/domain/0/backend/vbd/1/51712/state", 41) = 41
> read(26, "\2\0\0\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\1\0\0\0\1\0\0\0004", 29) = 29
> read(26, "\0\330\0\0", 4) = 4
> read(26, "\0\0\0\0L\0\0\0)\0\0\0\35\0\0\0+\\JG\231\31\1&", 24) = 24
> read(26, "/local/domain/0/backend/vbd/2/51712/state", 41) = 41
> read(26, "\2\0\0\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\2\0\0\0\1\0\0\0004", 29) = 29
> read(26, "\0\200\1\0", 4) = 4
> read(26, "\0\0\0\0L\0\0\0)\0\0\0\35\0\0\0+\\Z\373\231\31\1&", 24) = 24
> read(26, "/local/domain/0/backend/vbd/5/51712/state", 41) = 41
> read(26, "\2\0\0\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\5\0\0\0\1\0\0\0004", 29) = 29
> read(12, "\321\1\0\0", 4) = 4
> write(12, "\321\1\0\0", 4) = 4

I see the issue, blkfront in pvgrub is waiting for the backend to
switch to Closed state before booting the OS kernel, so my fix is not
going to work. I guess I will have to find a proper way to switch to
Closed state.

Thanks, Roger.

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