Re: 4.7-rc6: NMI in intel_idle on HP Proliant G6
From: Meelis Roos
Date: Wed Jul 13 2016 - 03:19:42 EST
> > > > On HP Proliant DL360 G6, Debian unstable 4.6 kernel runs fine but
> > > > selfcompiled 4.7-rc6 and 4.7-rc7 sometimes crash with NMI from
> > > > intel_idle. Sometimes it boots fine. With intel_idle disabled, it has
> > > > booted successful so far in 2 tries, one with rc6 and one with rc7.
> > >
> > > More testing shows it can NMI on acpi_idle too, not just intel_idle.
> > >
> > > > Screenshot with some backtrace:
> > > > http://kodu.ut.ee/~mroos/intel-idle-NMI.png
> > >
> > > http://kodu.ut.ee/~mroos/acpi-idle-NMI.png
> > There were almost no changes in the ACPI idle driver between 4.6 and
> > 4.7-rc, so the reason is somewhere else.
> > Have you tried any earlier 4.7-rc?
> I tried selfcompiled 4.6.0 now with the same conf that 4.7-rc's have and
> after multiple tries I got the same NMI out of 4.6 too, from kernfs
> lookup (that seems to just a random victim).
> So this is not a 4.7 regression and probably not idle-releated.
Confirmed this is about IOMMU+DMAR, I'm continuing in another reply
thread with other CC-s to not bother linux-pm people with it.
Meelis Roos (mroos@xxxxxxxx)