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|Summary:||Unable to run RHEL-5 Xen within KVM guest|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daniel Berrange <berrange>|
|Component:||qemu||Assignee:||Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||dwmw2, gcosta, markmc, virt-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|:||491843 (view as bug list)||Environment:|
|Last Closed:||2009-04-15 22:56:02 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Daniel Berrange 2009-03-23 08:10:47 EDT
Created attachment 336275 [details] HV serial console log Description of problem: I have a guest running RHEL-5 Xen Hypervisor. On Fedora 9 KVM it worked fine (PV guest only of course). After upgrading to Fedora 11 rawhide, it no longer boots. Xen complains: (XEN) ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs (XEN) -> Using new ACK method (XEN) ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC (XEN) (XEN) **************************************** (XEN) Panic on CPU 0: (XEN) IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option**************************************** (XEN) (XEN) Reboot in five seconds... Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): On host: 2.6.29-0.258.rc8.git2.fc11.x86_64 qemu-0.10-0.9.kvm20090310git.fc11.x86_64 In guest kernel-xen-2.6.18-128.el5.x86_64 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install RHEL5 in a guest 2. Switch guest to use kernel-xen kerenl 3. Actual results: Hypervisor fails to boot Expected results: HV boots and can run PV guests Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-23 08:14:47 EDT
NB, booting the RHEL5 Xen Guest Hypervisor with 'noapic' works, but obviously that's undesirable as a real solution
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-23 08:18:48 EDT
Created attachment 336276 [details] libvir guest config
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-23 08:19:45 EDT
Created attachment 336277 [details] QEMU stdout log/command line
Comment 4 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-23 08:27:06 EDT
FYI, adding -no-kvm-irqchip also makes it boot correctly, but this isn't really a supportable solution either.
Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2009-03-25 06:00:00 EDT
Marcelo: an ideas?
Comment 6 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-03-26 14:07:13 EDT
Does it boot with -no-kvm-pit?
Comment 7 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-27 07:26:04 EDT
Yes, it also works with -no-kvm-pit.
Comment 8 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-04-04 13:59:15 EDT
I think this bug is caused by: http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-changelog/2006-03/msg00102.html Which effectively disables the PIC initialization for the paravirt kernel's PIT-through-IO_APIC boot check. Recently KVM was changed to reinject timer interrupts only when the previous one has been acked, which is not the case with the above changes in Xen. It will probably be necessary to add an option to control such behavior. Dan, can you please confirm the theory by executing the attached systemtap script with: # stap -g xen-pit-fc11.stp And then start the Xen guest? Thanks
Comment 9 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-04-04 14:00:50 EDT
Created attachment 338173 [details] stap script to disable pit irq ack logic stap script to disable pit irq ack logic
Comment 10 Daniel Berrange 2009-04-06 06:02:06 EDT
Yes that stap script makes it boot successfully.
Comment 11 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-04-06 09:45:04 EDT
Hum, I think this has been fixed by commit f1c45dd4a6efcf22119e0cadd3471b86e0ddc767 Author: Avi Kivity <email@example.com> Date: Sun Jan 4 18:06:06 2009 +0200 KVM: Reset PIT irq injection logic when the PIT IRQ is unmasked Which is not part of 2.6.29.
Comment 12 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-09 11:20:45 EDT
Marcelo has posted some patches to fedora-kernel-list: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-kernel-list/2009-April/msg00005.html
Comment 13 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-04-09 18:46:54 EDT
Daniel, Can you please give a try at the following kernel RPM: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1288099 Thanks
Comment 14 Daniel Berrange 2009-04-14 11:26:20 EDT
Yes, this kernel build works for my tests
Comment 15 Marcelo Tosatti 2009-04-14 13:19:57 EDT
Thanks Daniel. The patches have been committed to Fedora CVS.