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From: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@oracle.com>
To: wj zhou <zhouwjenter@gmail.com>
Cc: xen-devel@lists.xensource.com, anderson@redhat.com
Subject: Re: Question of xl dump-core
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:39:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20160617103933.GO5490@olila.local.net-space.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFSuLs8dPzdE1TV5ZRLafGDfNryt1TvCBDCCV3Nxno2MCS+PGQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 09:46:45AM +0800, wj zhou wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Thanks a lot for your reply!
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
> <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 08:21:16AM +0800, wj zhou wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >
> > Hey,
> >
> > CC-ing Daniel, and Dave.
> >>
> >> Sorry to disturb you, but I really want to figure it out.
> >> The xen core of redhat 6 with pod is unable to be used with crash.
> >>
> >> I installed a hvm of redhat 6 by xen 4.7.0-rc2.
> >> And the memory is set as below:
> >> memory=1024
> >> maxmem=4096
> >>
> >> "xl dump-core" is executed, and the core is produced successfully.
> >> I got the following message:
> >> xc: info: exceeded nr_pages (261111) losing pages
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, I got some errors when executing crash with it.
> >> The below is the log of crash.
> >>
> >> <cut>
> >> crash 7.0.9-4.el7
> >
> > http://people.redhat.com/anderson says that the latest is 7.1.5.
> > Can you try that version?
> >
>
> I have just tried the latest crash version, and got the same error message.
> Since the following info exists, I think there is something wrong in xen.
> xc: info: exceeded nr_pages (261111) losing pages
>
> >> ...
> >>
> >> please wait... (gathering kmem slab cache data)
> >> crash: read error: kernel virtual address: ffff88010b532e00  type:
> >> "kmem_cache buffer"
> >>
> >> crash: unable to initialize kmem slab cache subsystem
> >>
> >> please wait... (gathering module symbol data)
> >> crash: read error: physical address: 1058a1000  type: "page table"
> >> <cut>
> >>
> >> I knew balloon is not supported by redhat 6, so pod is also not supported.
> >
> > ?
> >
>
> In redhat 6 hvm, there is no balloon module.
>
> >> But I wonder the reason why the above error happens.
> >> Balloon and pod are also not supported by redhat 7, but it won't
> >> happen in redhat 7 hvm.
> >> I'm very appreciated if someone can help me.
> >
> > Well, does it work if you maxmem != memory ?
> >
>
> Yes, it works in redhat 7 hvm when maxmem>memory.
>
> But I found something strange.
> "free -m" performs quite different between redhat6 and redhat7 hvm.
> In redhat 6 the value by "free -m" equals maxmem(4096).
> However, in redhat 7 it equals memory(1024),

Sadly I am not able to play with this issue right know.
However, I could review patches. So, If you wish to do
that I think that you should first of all investigate
xl issue described earlier and then look at crash code.

Daniel

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-14  0:21 wj zhou
2016-06-14 15:02 ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-15  1:46   ` wj zhou
2016-06-17 10:39     ` Daniel Kiper [this message]

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