Re: oops in ioapic_write_entry

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 21:20:15 EST

Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 08/03/2010 02:38 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> On 08/03/2010 04:08 AM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>>> For the common case I think we still do the right thing, even now, for
>>>> these broken bios tables. There is likely an uncommon case for which
>>>> something like your shared_legacy_irq deserves to be used, especially
>>>> at it preserves our well tested historical behavior.
>>> Dave, Irnna, Gary:
>>> can you check this patch on your systems?
>>> [PATCH] x86: check if apic/pin is shared with legacy one
>>> fix system that external device that have io apic on apic0/pin(0-15)
>> Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Your patch addresses what appears to be a theoretical issue, caused by
>> a BIOS bug. So far you have not presented a credible scenario where
>> this would affect anything in real life except the user visible irq
>> number.
>> Will you please stop, think, and describe what is going on clearly
>> and how you expect this patch to affect anything, and please stop
>> selling this patch as the solution to all of the world's ills. You
>> are being sloppy and wasting everyone's time.
> That is real problem in pin_2_irq()
> Nvidia chipset system with legacy bios will have problem when user try to boot with acpi is disabled.
> LinuxBIOS should be ok, already have external devices to use pin above 15.

The Nvidia chipset will have what problem?

> Also your patch does cause kernel crash when acpi is disabled in virtualbox even there
> could be BIOS problem there.
> kernel before your patch does work in that conf.

What is the kernel crash?

I believe you have told me earlier that the problems you see with 2.6.35 are
roughly, while those setups work with 2.3.34?

> cause kernel with acpi crash in virtual box.
> [ 5.536000] querying PCI -> IRQ mapping bus:0, slot:11, pin:0.
> [ 5.540000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A; probably buggy MP table
> [
> and on kvm it got:
> [ 4.352280] e1000: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.21-k6-NAPI
> [ 4.356012] e1000: Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.
> [ 4.360120] querying PCI -> IRQ mapping bus:0, slot:3, pin:0.
> [ 4.364006] PCI BIOS passed nonexistent PCI bus 0!
> [ 4.368007] e1000 0000:00:03.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A; probably buggy MP table
> [ 4.372049] e1000 0000:00:03.0: setting latency timer to 64

Can you send out boot log with "debug apic=debug pci=routeirq" for the
working 2.6.34, the failing 2.6.35, and your .config?

With a little luck that will be enough to allow us to pinpoint the
problem case.


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