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Re: [Xen-devel] xen-3.0.3 occur kernel panic

To: Wei Jiang <WEI.JIANG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen-3.0.3 occur kernel panic
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 08:16:28 +0000
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Xen 3.0.3 is old. Can you repro this with Xen 3.1.3 or 3.2.0 or current xen-unstable?

 -- Keir

On 20/2/08 02:27, "Wei Jiang" <WEI.JIANG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi everybody,

the xen-3.0.3 will occur a kernel panic when attempt to run
a full virtualization guest OS.

the configure of guest OS as below:
# Automatically generated xen config file
name = "fvguest"
builder = "hvm"
memory = "500"
disk = [ 'file:/mnt/fvguest,hda,w', ]
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=00:16:3e:23:21:ec, bridge=xenbr0', ]
uuid = "7301d7ec-e036-11d7-d14b-b21be1c783be"
device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"

serial = "pty" # enable serial console
on_reboot   = 'restart'
on_crash    = 'restart'


When I run such a guest OS, the kernel panic is occurred.

# xm create fvguest

----------- [cut here ] --------- [please bite here ] ---------
Kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:2245
invalid opcode: 0000 [1] SMP
last sysfs file: /block/loop6/range
Modules linked in: loop xt_physdev iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables tun bridge netloop netbk blktap blkbk autofs4 hidp rfcomm l2cap bluetooth sunrpc ipv6 video sbs i2c_ec i2c_core button battery asus_acpi ac parport_pc lp parport sr_mod cdrom sg shpchp serio_raw serial_core pcspkr ext3 jbd ehci_hcd ohci_hcd uhci_hcd
Pid: 4096, comm: qemu-dm Tainted: PF     2.6.18-8.el5xen #1
RIP: e030:[<ffffffff80208b33>]  [<ffffffff80208b33>] __handle_mm_fault+0x379/0xf46
RSP: e02b:ffff8807ac451de8  EFLAGS: 00010202
RAX: ffffffff805093c0 RBX: 0000000000000df8 RCX: 00003ffffffff000
RDX: 00000007abf6edf8 RSI: 0000000000000067 RDI: ffff8807db3db040
RBP: ffff8807db3db040 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 0000000000000000
R13: ffff8807abf6edf8 R14: 00002aaacafbf000 R15: ffff8807d2dbf870
FS:  00002aaaaaabd010(0000) GS:ffffffff8058d000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  e033 DS: 0000 ES: 0000
Process qemu-dm (pid: 4096, threadinfo ffff8807ac450000, task ffff8807d42d1860)
Stack:  00000000fffffff2  0000000180274661  ffff8807db3db040 ffff8807ac73d2b8
 0000000000001000  00002aaacb7be000  ffff8807db3db040  ffffffff802606e9
 ffff8807db3db0a8  ffffffff80221dde
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff802606e9>] _spin_lock_irqsave+0x9/0x14
 [<ffffffff80221dde>] __up_read+0x19/0x7f
 [<ffffffff80262fc6>] do_page_fault+0xe48/0x11dc
 [<ffffffff8025cb53>] error_exit+0x0/0x6e

Code: 0f 0b 68 21 bd 46 80 c2 c5 08 49 8b 87 90 00 00 00 48 c7 44
RIP  [<ffffffff80208b33>] __handle_mm_fault+0x379/0xf46
 RSP <ffff8807ac451de8>
 <0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception

The system is redhat 5:
# cat /etc/redhat-release erver release 5 (Tikanga)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)
# uname -a                                                        
Linux wjiang 2.6.18-8.el5xen #1 SMP Fri Jan 26 14:29:35 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And the xen occurred the panic is 3.0.3,
# cat /usr/share/doc/xen-3.0.3/README
 __  __            _____  ___
 \ \/ /___ _ __   |___ / / _ \
  \  // _ \ '_ \    |_ \| | | |
  /  \  __/ | | |  ___) | |_| |
 /_/\_\___|_| |_| |____(_)___/


>From the kernel panic message, I doubt  this  is qemu-dm bug, so I download the xen 3.0.3
from official site. I recompiled the qemu-dm and used it instead of the system qemu-dm. But the
panic was still occurred  when running the 'xm create fvguest'. Look the /var/log/message and
/var/log/xen/*, there are no any useful message .

could anybody  show any  helps  or  advices?  Also, If I want to debug it, what I need to do?
As I know, the kdump is not supported in xen kernel.

Thanks advances,


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