Bug 236439 - Illegal instruction etc. in fully-virtualized guest
Illegal instruction etc. in fully-virtualized guest
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Aron Griffis
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Blocks: 223107
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Reported: 2007-04-13 18:26 EDT by Joseph Szczypek
Modified: 2009-06-19 12:41 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-08-13 13:24:14 EDT
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Fully-virtualized guest config file (578 bytes, text/plain)
2007-04-17 14:41 EDT, Joseph Szczypek
no flags Details
xend.log (1023.68 KB, text/x-troff-man)
2007-04-19 13:03 EDT, Joseph Szczypek
no flags Details
xend-debug.log (15.45 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-04-19 13:05 EDT, Joseph Szczypek
no flags Details
xm dmesg output (16.00 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-19 13:05 EDT, Joseph Szczypek
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Description Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-13 18:26:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Fully-virtualized guest (HVM) is exhibiting odd behavior.  The following has
been observed:
-"illegal instruction" when trying to unmount a filesystem
-"illegal instruction" when trying to run a setup script
-Build of a test fail because a header file was not available - the directory
was not readable.
-Not being able to write to a file.

The problem does not occur consistently.  Rebooting the guest may make the
problem go away.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Medium.  Sometimes I see one problem, the afte reboot it may be gone.  Another
may manifest itself

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a fully-virtualized guest
2. Use it to do things 
Actual results:
Odd behavior at times

Expected results:
No odd behavior

Additional info:
rx6600 with 8 cores, 96GB memory.  
Fully-virt guest installed to a physical drive.  It had 1 vCPU and 8GB of memory.
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2007-04-17 09:45:51 EDT
Can you provide some info on the software versions:

 - kernel-xen for the Dom0 host
 - xen  for the Dom0 host
 - What OS is being used as the guest ?

Can you also attach the /etc/xen config file associated with the guest, and
/var/log/xen/xend.log & xend-debug.log. Finally, capture the output of 'xm
dmesg' & attach it
Comment 2 Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-17 14:02:32 EDT
kernel-xen is 2.6.18-8.1.1.el5xen

I have run guest with RHEL5 2.6.18-8.el5 and 2.6.18-8.1.1.el5
I will send additional info shortly.
Comment 3 Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-17 14:41:50 EDT
Created attachment 152842 [details]
Fully-virtualized guest config file

Attached is the config file for the guest.
Comment 4 Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-19 13:03:10 EDT
Created attachment 153026 [details]

Attached is xend.log.  Note this system has run more that just the hvm guest...
Comment 5 Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-19 13:05:03 EDT
Created attachment 153027 [details]

Attached is xend-debug.log.
Comment 6 Joseph Szczypek 2007-04-19 13:05:43 EDT
Created attachment 153028 [details]
xm dmesg output

Attached is 'xm dmesg' output.
Comment 7 Ronald Pacheco 2007-07-26 11:22:27 EDT
Do we have a relaible method of reproducting this problem?
Comment 8 Joseph Szczypek 2007-07-26 14:03:30 EDT
There were no specific set of actions I was doing on the guest running RHEL5.0
which made the issues appear.    One thing to note is that the guests which
exhibited issues were 8GB or 4GB in size.  I also did some "very limited" work
with a 1GB guest and did not run into the issues during the short period of time
I was working with it. 
Comment 9 Brian Stein 2007-08-06 15:20:37 EDT
Reproducer required to confirm this issue exists in 5.1.  If the above errors
are not seen in 5.1 beta testing, please close this BZ.
Comment 10 Joseph Szczypek 2007-08-13 11:30:32 EDT
(In reply to comment #9)
> Reproducer required to confirm this issue exists in 5.1.  If the above errors
> are not seen in 5.1 beta testing, please close this BZ.

I have rerun AIM7 with all four workloads (fserver, dbase, compute, shared) with
a 1VCPU, 8GB, 3 disk fully-virt guest; a 1VCPU, 32000MB, 3 disk FV guest; and a
4VCPU, 32000MB, 3 disk FV guest.   I am no longer running into any of the
problems mentioned earlier in this bugzilla.   

Guests were running RHEL5.1 Beta 1 (2.6.18-36.el5)
Dom0 was running RHEL5.1 Beta 1 (2.6.18-36.el5xen)
Xen rev is 3.1.0-36.el5
Guest FW is from xen-ia64-guest-firmware-1.0.11-1 package
Comment 11 Brian Stein 2007-08-13 13:24:14 EDT

Thanks for the update on your testing.  Closing this BZ per Comment #10 as UPSTREAM.


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