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SubjectRe: Kernel 5.3.x, 5.2.2+: VMware player suspend on 64/32 bit guests
On Tue, 20 Aug 2019, Woody Suwalski wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:37 AM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Aug 2019, Woody Suwalski wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:24 PM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > > > The ACPI handler is not the culprit. This is either an emulation bug or
> > > > something really strange. Can you please use a WARN_ON() if the loop is
> > > > exited via the timeout so we can see in which context this happens?
> > > >
> > >
> > > B. On 5.3-rc4 problem is gone. I guess it is overall good sign.
> >
> > Now the interesting question is what changed between 5.3-rc3 and
> > 5.3-rc4. Could you please try to bisect that?
> >
>
> Apparently I can not, and frustrated'ingly do not understand it.
> Tried twice, and every time I get it broken to the end of bisection -
> so the fixed-in-5.3-rc4 theory falls apart. Yet if I build cleanly
> 5.3-rc4 or -rc5, it works OK.
> Then on a 32 bit system - I first tried with a scaled-down kernel
> (just with the drivers needed in the VM). That one is never working,
> even in rc5. Yet the "full" kernel works OK. So now there is a config
> issue variation on top of other problem?

Looks like and it would be good to know which knob it is.

Can you send me the two configs please?

> > dpm_suspend_noirq() is called with all CPUs online and interrupts
> > enabled. In that case an interrupt pending in IRR does not make any sense
> > at all. Confused.
> >
> For now I use a timeout counter patch - and it is showing 100% irq9
> jammed and needing rescue. And I am even more confused...

You're not alone, if that gives you a bit of comfort :)

Thanks,

tglx

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