On Wed, 2015-09-23 at 10:25 +0200, Patrick Schaaf wrote:--
Dear kernel developers,
I recently started to upgrade my production hosts and VMs from the 3.14 series
to 4.1 kernels, starting with 4.1.6. Yesterday, for the second time after I
started these upgrades, I experienced one of our webserver VMs hanging.
The first time this happened, the VM hung completely, all 5 virtual cores
spinning at 100%, ping still worked, but nothing else, including no virsh
console reaction - I had to destroy and restart that VM. No messages were to
Yesterday, when it happened the second time, I found the VM spinning on a
single core only, and could still connect to it via ssh - but it stopped
accepting apache connections. The core it spun on showed 100% time used in
"si", with top, and it produced the messages appended below. The VM did not
shutdown properly when told to, and had to be destroyed again.
If I read that dmesg output correctly it spins in __inet_lookup_established,
which indeed reads like it has infinite spin potential. But that code itself
did not change relative to the 3.14 series we've been running for a long time
without the issues - so the root cause would be something else.
For our production systems I'll revert to the 3.14 series, but maybe this
report may help somebody understand what's going on.
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