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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION] lxc-stop hang on 5.17.x kernels
On 5/2/22 20:40, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
> On 5/2/22 18:00, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 5/2/22 7:59 AM, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>> On 5/2/22 7:36 AM, Daniel Harding wrote:
>>>> On 5/2/22 16:26, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>>> On 5/2/22 7:17 AM, Daniel Harding wrote:
>>>>>> I use lxc-4.0.12 on Gentoo, built with io-uring support
>>>>>> (--enable-liburing), targeting liburing-2.1.  My kernel config is a
>>>>>> very lightly modified version of Fedora's generic kernel config.
>>>>>> After
>>>>>> moving from the 5.16.x series to the 5.17.x kernel series, I started
>>>>>> noticed frequent hangs in lxc-stop.  It doesn't happen 100% of the
>>>>>> time, but definitely more than 50% of the time. Bisecting narrowed
>>>>>> down the issue to commit aa43477b040251f451db0d844073ac00a8ab66ee:
>>>>>> io_uring: poll rework. Testing indicates the problem is still
>>>>>> present
>>>>>> in 5.18-rc5. Unfortunately I do not have the expertise with the
>>>>>> codebases of either lxc or io-uring to try to debug the problem
>>>>>> further on my own, but I can easily apply patches to any of the
>>>>>> involved components (lxc, liburing, kernel) and rebuild for
>>>>>> testing or
>>>>>> validation.  I am also happy to provide any further information that
>>>>>> would be helpful with reproducing or debugging the problem.
>>>>> Do you have a recipe to reproduce the hang? That would make it
>>>>> significantly easier to figure out.
>>>> I can reproduce it with just the following:
>>>>      sudo lxc-create --n lxc-test --template download --bdev dir
>>>> --dir /var/lib/lxc/lxc-test/rootfs -- -d ubuntu -r bionic -a amd64
>>>>      sudo lxc-start -n lxc-test
>>>>      sudo lxc-stop -n lxc-test
>>>> The lxc-stop command never exits and the container continues running.
>>>> If that isn't sufficient to reproduce, please let me know.
>>> Thanks, that's useful! I'm at a conference this week and hence have
>>> limited amount of time to debug, hopefully Pavel has time to take a
>>> look
>>> at this.
>> Didn't manage to reproduce. Can you try, on both the good and bad
>> kernel, to do:
> Same here, it doesn't reproduce for me
OK, sorry it wasn't something simple.
> # echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/io_uring/enable
>> run lxc-stop
>> # cp /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace ~/iou-trace
>> so we can see what's going on? Looking at the source, lxc is just using
>> plain POLL_ADD, so I'm guessing it's not getting a notification when it
>> expects to, or it's POLL_REMOVE not doing its job. If we have a trace
>> from both a working and broken kernel, that might shed some light on it.
It's late in my timezone, but I'll try to work on getting those traces


Daniel Harding

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