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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: <luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
Cc: <akpm@osdl.org>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:39:26 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m1bqkfbnep.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701232052330.32111@baldios.it.pirelli.com> (luigi genoni's message of "Tue, 23 Jan 2007 21:16:28 +0100 (CET)")

<luigi.genoni@pirelli.com> writes:

> I have in interesting update, at less I suppose I have.

It was, at least as another data point.

> I do not know very well what happens with irq stuff migrating shared irq, but I
> suppose this has something to do with this crash.

The fact the irq was shared should have no bearing on this crash scenario.
A shared irq is not at all helpful in a performance sense, but this problem
is low enough that a shared irq should have made not difference at all, except
for the frequency the interrupt fired, and was migrated.  And a high interrupt
frequency, and a high migration rate tend to cause this problem.

> Right now I stopped irqbalance and puff! load average is back to normal, and
> under the same workload notthing similar is happening for the moment.

Yes.  That sounds like a good work around until this problem is sorted out.

> Lesson number one I learnt: avoid shared IRQ on this systems (but to reconfigure
> HW cabling right now is not so easy).

Right.   Because the only sharing should be because the traces on the
motherboard are shared.

> I hope this helps

It has all helped.

I have been tracking some easier problems, keeping this one on my back burner.
The good/bad news is that by restricting my set of vectors I can choose from
in the kernel, and running ping -f to another machine.  And migrating the
single irq for my NIC.  I have been able to reproduce this in about 5 minutes.

I haven't root caused it yet, but the fact I can reproduce this on dual socket
motherboard suggest the reason it took you an hour to reproduce the problem is
simply because you had so few irqs on your system, and that the extreme
latency of 8-socket Opterons is not to blame.

Hopefully now that I can reproduce this I will be able to root cause
this and then fix this bug.

Eric

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-31  8:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 75+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <200701221116.13154.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-01-22 17:14 ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]   ` <200701231051.32945.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-01-23 12:18     ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]       ` <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701232052330.32111@baldios.it.pirelli.com>
2007-01-31  8:39         ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
     [not found]           ` <200701311549.22512.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-01  5:56             ` [PATCH] x86_64: Survive having no irq mapping for a vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-01  5:59             ` System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19 Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-01  7:20             ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]               ` <200702021848.55921.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-02 18:02                 ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]                   ` <200702021905.39922.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-02 18:32                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  0:31                     ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  0:35                       ` [PATCH 2/2] x86_64 irq: Handle irqs pending in IRR during irq migration Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  1:05                         ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  1:39                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  2:01                             ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  7:32                           ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-03  7:55                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03 14:31                               ` l.genoni
2007-02-03 10:01                         ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-03 10:22                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03 10:26                             ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-06  7:36                         ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06  8:57                           ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]                           ` <200702061012.25910.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-06 22:05                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 22:16                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 22:25                             ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-07  2:33                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-08 11:48                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-08 20:19                                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-09  6:40                                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-10 23:52                                     ` What are the real ioapic rte programming constraints? Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11  5:57                                       ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-11 10:20                                         ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11 16:16                                           ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-11 22:01                                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-12  1:05                                               ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-12  4:51                                                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 10:51                                                   ` Conclusions from my investigation about ioapic programming Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:10                                                     ` [PATCH 0/14] x86_64 irq related fixes and cleanups Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:11                                                       ` [PATCH 01/14] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:13                                                         ` [PATCH 02/14] irq: Remove set_native_irq_info Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:15                                                           ` [PATCH 03/14] x86_64 irq: Kill declaration of removed array, interrupt Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:16                                                             ` [PATCH 04/14] x86_64 irq: Remove the unused vector parameter from ioapic_register_intr Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:19                                                               ` [PATCH 05/14] x86_64 irq: Refactor setup_IO_APIC_irq Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:20                                                                 ` [PATCH 06/14] x86_64 irq: Simplfiy the set_affinity logic Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:23                                                                   ` [PATCH 07/14] x86_64 irq: In __DO_ACTION perform the FINAL action for every entry Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:26                                                                     ` [PATCH 08/14] x86_64 irq: Use NR_IRQS not NR_IRQ_VECTORS Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:32                                                                       ` [PATCH 09/14] x86_64 irq: Begin consolidating per_irq data in structures Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:35                                                                         ` [PATCH 10/14] x86_64 irq: Simplify assign_irq_vector's arguments Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:36                                                                           ` [PATCH 11/14] x86_64 irq: Remove unnecessary irq 0 setup Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:38                                                                             ` [PATCH 12/14] x86_64 irq: Add constants for the reserved IRQ vectors Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:40                                                                               ` [PATCH 13/14] x86_64 irq: Safely cleanup an irq after moving it Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 11:53                                                                                 ` Mika Penttilä
2007-02-25 12:09                                                                                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:46                                                                               ` [PATCH 14/14] genirq: Mask irqs when migrating them Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 12:01                                                                                 ` [PATCH] x86_64 irq: Document what works and why on ioapics Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-24  2:06                                                                                 ` [PATCH 14/14] genirq: Mask irqs when migrating them Siddha, Suresh B
2007-02-27 20:26                                                                                   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-27 20:41                                                                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 10:43                                                                               ` [PATCH 12/14] x86_64 irq: Add constants for the reserved IRQ vectors Pavel Machek
2007-02-25 11:15                                                                                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 19:48                                                                                   ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-25 21:01                                                                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 21:13                                                                                       ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-23 16:48                                                     ` Conclusions from my investigation about ioapic programming Jeff V. Merkey
2007-02-23 18:10                                                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 17:48                                                         ` Jeff V. Merkey
2007-02-24  4:05                                                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-24  5:44                                                             ` Jeffrey V. Merkey
2007-02-23 17:48                                                         ` Jeff V. Merkey
     [not found]                                           ` <32209efe0702111212j77f5011xe2430cb13c13686@mail.gmail.com>
2007-02-11 21:36                                             ` What are the real ioapic rte programming constraints? Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  9:50                       ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Andi Kleen
2007-02-03  0:40                     ` System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19 Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-01 13:33 Chris Rankin
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2007-01-23 10:35 l.genoni
2007-01-23 10:19 l.genoni
2007-01-22 10:06 l.genoni

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