Re: frequent lockups in 3.18rc4
From: Jeff Chua
Date: Sat Dec 13 2014 - 11:28:41 EST
I started seeing this behavior somewhere around 3.16 with
CONFIG_PREEMPT set. Setting CONFIG_PREEMPT off seems to help. And,
yes, it happens on high load (compiling mozilla, xul) and using qemu
chroot to compile mesa.
I'm seeing a few persons bisecting already. If you want, I could start
bisecting too, but 3.16 was unstable for me as I'm still on reiserfs.
On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM, Linus Torvalds
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Right, it's virtio-9p. However, virtio-9p acts merely as a proxy to an underlying
>> tmpfs - so while it's slow, I don't think it's way slower than the average disk
>> backed ext4.
> I was thinking more in the sense of "how much of the trouble is about
> something like tmpfs eating tons of memory when trinity starts doing
> random system calls on those files".
> I was also thinking that some of it might be filesystem-specific. We
> already *did* see one trace where it was in the loop getting virtio
> channel data. Maybe it's actually possible to overwhelm the 9p
> filesystem exactly because the backing store is tmpfs, and basically
> have a CPU 100% busy handling ring events from the virtual
> But I'm just flailing..
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