Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470304
el5u3 xenU guest kernel lockup due to mm_unpinned_lock and runqueue spinlock deadlock
Last modified: 2008-11-25 02:41:21 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #450953 +++
Description of problem:
After running an arbitrary workload involving network traffic for some time (1-2
days), a xen guest running the 2.6.9-67 x86_64 xenU kernel locks up with both
vcpu's spinning at 100%.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reproduces after running a test workload (involving network traffic) for 1-2
days, but not consistently.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a test workload involving network traffic
2. monitor cpu usage of guest
3. wait... until guest cpu usage goes to 100%
Guest kernel spins on both vcpu's
Guest kernel doesn't spin
The problem is due to a race between the scheduler and network interrupts. On
one vcpu, the scheduler takes the runqueue spinlock of the other vcpu to
schedule a process, and attempts to lock mm_unpinned_lock. On the other vcpu,
another process is holding mm_unpinned_lock (because it is starting or exiting),
and is interrupted by a network interrupt. The network interrupt handler
attempts to wake up the same process that the first vcpu is trying to schedule,
and will try to get the runqueue spinlock that the first vcpu is already holding.
I was not able to obtain a full kernel stack from the interrupt, but do have
kernel stacks of the tasks on the vcpu's, if needed.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-06-11 17:13:09 EDT ---
Created an attachment (id=309000)
fix for mm_unpinned_lock / runq deadlock
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-07-30 11:17:56 EDT ---
The patch looks good to me.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-09-03 09:17:16 EDT ---
Updating PM score.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-09-17 14:52:15 EDT ---
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Same problem exists in RHEL5. Cloned RHEL4 BZ and ported patch to RHEL5.
Created attachment 322756 [details]
Patch that fixes problem by using spin_lock_irqsave() to disable interrupts and prevent recursion.
After upstream discussion, it looks like we probably already have the fix for RHEL-5 in place. That's now been backported to fix the RHEL-4 version of this bug. I'm going to close this as NOTABUG for now; if customer's see an issue similar to this, however, we can reopen it later.