Re: [PANIC, hyperv] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff880077800004 (hv_ringbuffer_write)

From: Sitsofe Wheeler
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 18:58:02 EST

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 06:45:55PM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sitsofe Wheeler [mailto:sitsofe@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:19 AM
> >
> > > BTW, with the patch below, hyperv_fb can work now, BUT,
> > > *occasionally*,
> > > storvsc_probe() -> ... -> vmbus_open() -> can fail due to
> >
> > I applied your new patch on top of KY's pieces (it applied cleanly)
> > and while it doesn't blow up, one warning is printed out and the UP
> > boot seemed to stall after input: TPPS/2 message (but pressing
> > ctrl-alt-delete allows the system to reboot cleanly).
> First let me thank you guys for looking into this issue. Looking at
> your dmesg, it looked like storvsc probe failed as Dexuan had seen.
> Since the failure appears to be alignment related, perhaps we could
> test with allocating a page all the time (and getting rid of the
> kmalloc). Sitsofe, here is a patch based on Dexuan's patch. If this
> works, I will probably minimize failure cases by pre-allocating
> per-cpu pages for this.:

After some modifications to apply on top of your previous patches
applying this latest patch has cured the issues surrounding hyperv_fb
issues on boot. The only issue seen on boot now is similar to ...

How come previous alignment efforts weren't working out?

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