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From: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>
To: Andreas Hartmann <andihartmann@freenet.de>
Cc: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>,
	linux-pci <linux-pci@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Hard and silent lock up since linux 3.14 with PCIe pass through (vfio)
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:55:16 -0600
Message-ID: <CAErSpo6DuWEcJb_gfS=5JnKN8b4DXXV9+u-CRa8m3db0dbzpsQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5437F1F5.3010706@maya.org>

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Andreas Hartmann
<andihartmann@freenet.de> wrote:
> Bjorn Helgaas schrieb:
>> On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 3:39 AM, Andreas Hartmann
>> <andihartmann@freenet.de> wrote:
>>> shortly: I retested w/ qemu 2.1.0 and Linux 3.17.0 - no change in behaviour.
>>>
>>> Alex Williamson wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2014-09-23 at 21:03 +0200, Andreas Hartmann wrote:
>>>>> Hello!
>>>>>
>>>>> Since long time now, I'm using w/o any problem PCIe pass through with a
>>>>> Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3/GA-990XA-UD3 mainboard (AMD 990X chipset) and
>>>>> enabled IOMMU with vfio-pci.
>>>>>
>>>>> The last kernel working w/o any problem is kernel 3.13.7 (I didn't use
>>>>> .8 and .9, but I do not think they would have been problematic).
>>>>>
>>>>> Since 3.14.19 (I didn't test any 3.14 kernel before) I'm encountering a
>>>>> hard and silent lock up of the complete machine when starting the VM
>>>>> with the PCIe card passed through.
>>
>> Since we're not really making any progress on this yet, would it be
>> possible to bisect it?  We already know that 3.13.7 works and 3.14.19
>> fails, and "git bisect start v3.14 v3.13" says it's about 13 steps.  I
>> know that's still quite a bit of work, but at least it sounds like the
>> problem is easy to reproduce.
>
> Which git repository should I use best?

The linux-stable repository [1] contains both the v3.13.x and the
v3.14.x branches, but apparently you can't bisect directly between
v3.13.7 and v3.14.19:

    $ git bisect start v3.14.19 v3.13.7
    Bisecting: a merge base must be tested
    [d8ec26d7f8287f5788a494f56e8814210f0e64be] Linux 3.13

I'm not an expert at bisecting, but here's what I would try:

  - Clone the repo from [1] (this same repo can be used for all your testing)
  - Checkout, build, and test v3.14
  - If v3.14 works (unlikely), bisect between v3.14 and v3.14.19 to
see which change broke it
  - If v3.14 fails, checkout, build, and test v3.13
  - If v3.13 fails (very unlikely), bisect between v3.13 and v3.13.7
to see which change fixed it
  - If v3.13 works and v3.14 fails (most likely), bisect between v3.13 and v3.14

Bjorn

[1] git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git

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Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-23 19:03 Andreas Hartmann
2014-09-23 20:07 ` Alex Williamson
2014-09-24 14:54   ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-09-24 17:16     ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-10  9:39   ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-10 14:37     ` Bjorn Helgaas
2014-10-10 14:49       ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-10 15:55         ` Bjorn Helgaas [this message]
2014-10-10 16:09           ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-10 16:41             ` Bjorn Helgaas
2014-10-10 22:32               ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-10 22:54                 ` Bjorn Helgaas
2014-10-11  6:20                   ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-15  8:04                     ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-17  1:04                       ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-21 21:06                         ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-21 21:32                           ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-22 16:22                             ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-22 20:36                               ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-23 16:00                                 ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-23 16:33                                   ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-23 17:12                                     ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-23 17:33                                     ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-23 19:37                                       ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-24 14:21                                         ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-25  6:03                                         ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-28 21:51                                           ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-29 16:47                                             ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-29 17:44                                               ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-29 17:57                                                 ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-29 18:16                                                   ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-29 19:43                                                     ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-29 20:50                                                       ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-29 21:35                                                         ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-30 16:35                                                         ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-30 16:58                                                           ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-30 19:09                                                             ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-30 19:45                                                               ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-30 20:21                                                                 ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-22 15:34                           ` Andreas Hartmann
2014-10-22 16:02                             ` Alex Williamson
2014-10-22 16:20                               ` Andreas Hartmann

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