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From: Alexandru Elisei <alexandru.elisei@arm.com>
To: Milan Kocian <milon@wq.cz>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org, julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com,
	will@kernel.org, jean-philippe@linaro.org,
	andre.przywara@arm.com, Anvay Virkar <anvay.virkar@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH kvmtool] virtio: Fix ordering of virt_queue__should_signal()
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 13:15:24 +0100
Message-ID: <b744ab38-dc28-683c-9e73-bf413210209e@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200731220547.GD7810@msc.wq.cz>

Hello Milan,

On 7/31/20 11:05 PM, Milan Kocian wrote:
> Hello,
>> I *think* this also fixes the VM hang reported in [1], where several
>> processes in the guest were stuck in uninterruptible sleep. I am not
>> familiar with the block layer, but my theory is that the threads were stuck
>> in wait_for_completion_io(), from blk_execute_rq() executing a flush
>> request. It would be great if Milan could give this patch a spin and see if
>> the problem goes away. Don't know how reproducible it is though.
>> [1] https://www.spinics.net/lists/kvm/msg204543.html
> Okay, I will test it but it takes some time. Because I migrated to the
> qemu due this problem :-) so I need to prepare new environment. And
> because the problem happens randomly. My environment can run days/few weeks
> without this problem.

Thank you for giving this a go, much appreciated!

It's unfortunate that you had to stop using kvmtool because of the bug, hopefully
this patch fixes it.


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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-31 10:14 Alexandru Elisei
2020-07-31 13:30 ` Jean-Philippe Brucker
2020-08-04 11:13   ` Alexandru Elisei
2020-07-31 22:05 ` Milan Kocian
2020-08-04 12:15   ` Alexandru Elisei [this message]

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