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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: "Luigi Genoni" <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: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:20:21 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m1veim739m.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200701311549.22512.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com> (Luigi Genoni's message of "Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:49:22 +0100")

"Luigi Genoni" <luigi.genoni@pirelli.com> writes:

> OK,
> willing to test any patch.

Ok. I've finally figured out what is going on.  The code is
race free but the programmer was an idiot.

In the local apic there are two relevant registers.
ISR (in service register) describing all of the
interrupts that the cpu in the process of handling.
IRR (intrerupt request register) which lists all of
the interrupts that are currently pending.

Well it happens that IRR is used to catch the case
when we are servicing an interrupt and that same interrupt
comes in again.  When that happens as soon as we are
done service the interrupt that same interrupt fires again.

We perform interrupt migration in an interrupt handler, so
we can be race free.

It turns out that if I'm performing migration (updating all
of the data structures and hardware registers) while IRR
is set the interrupt will happen in the old location immediate after
my migration work is complete.  And since the kernel is not
setup to deal with it we get an ugly error message.

Anyway now that I know what is going on I'm going to have to think
about this a little bit more to figure out how to fix this.  My hunch
is the easy fix will be simply not to migrate until I have an
interrupt instance when IRR is clear.  

Anyway with a little luck tomorrow I will be able to figure it out,
it's to bed with me now.

Eric

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-01  7:20 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
     [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 [this message]
     [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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