Ah, cool. I'll give it a whirl. I'm a little worried about having all of the other cores spinning in this case (mostly thermal; the machines get VERY LOUD when the CPUs are spinning..)
-a On 21 August 2015 at 08:19, Eric van Gyzen <vangy...@freebsd.org> wrote: > I mentioned this to Adrian, but I'll mention here for everyone else's benefit. > > Ryan is exactly right. There was a thread a while ago, with a proposed patch > from Kostik: > > https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2014-July/015584.html > > As I recall, Scott Long also ran into this a few months ago. > > It happens for any NMI: entering the debugger, a PCI Parity or System Error, > a hardware watchdog timeout, and probably other sources I'm not remembering. > > Eric > > On 08/21/2015 09:23, Ryan Stone wrote: >> I have seen similar behaviour before. The problem is that every CPU >> receives an NMI concurrently. As I recall, one of them gets some kind of >> pseudo-spinlock and tries to stop the other CPUs with an NMI. However, >> because they are already in an NMI handler, they don't get the second NMI >> and don't stop properly. >> >> The case that I saw actually had to do with a panic triggered by an NMI, >> not entering the debugger, but I believe that both cases use >> stop_cpus_hard() under the hood and have a similar issue. >> >> (I also recall seeing the exact situation that you describe while >> originally developing SR-IOV on an alpha version of the Fortville hardware >> and firmware with a very buggy SR-IOV implementation. I've never seen it >> on ixgbe before, although I haven't used SR-IOV there very much at all) >> >> >> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 6:15 PM, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote: >> >>> Hi! >>> >>> This has started happening on -HEAD recently. No, I don't have any >>> more details yet than "recently." >>> >>> Whenever I get an NMI panic (and getting an NMI is a separate issue, >>> sigh) I get a slew of "failed to stop cpu" messages, and all CPUs >>> enter ddb. This is .. sub-optimal. Has anyone seen this? Does anyone >>> have any ideas? >>> >>> >>> -adrian > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"