ISST-LTE: pVM:high cpus number need a high crashkernel value in kdump

Bug #1560552 reported by bugproxy on 2016-03-22
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)
Tim Gardner
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

The kdump kernel will be booted with "maxcpus=1", so no matter how many cpus this system has, only one cpu will be brought up during kdump I think. But on LPAR thymelp2, if we allocate 40 cpus on it, then kdump works just fine with 512M as crashkernel value. But if we allocate 200 cpus on it, kdump fails by trggering OOM. It has been proved that in latter situation we need 1.5G RAM reserved for kdump to let it works.

Contact Information = Ping Tian <email address hidden> Carrie <email address hidden>

---uname output---
Linux thymelp2 4.2.0-23-generic #28~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 31 13:41:19 UTC 2015 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux

Machine Type = 8247-22L, LPAR
A debugger was configured, however the system did not enter into the debugger

---Steps to Reproduce---
 1. configure kdump with crashkernel=512M on thymelp2
2. allcoate 40 cpus on thymelp2 and trigger kdump
3. allocate 200 cpus on thymelp2 then do kdump again

*Additional Instructions for Ping Tian <email address hidden> Carrie <email address hidden>:
-Post a private note with access information to the machine that the bug is occuring on.

== Comment: #1 - Nadia N. Fry <email address hidden> - 2016-02-19 13:53:02 ==
Any update?

== Comment: #2 - Hari Krishna Bathini <email address hidden> - 2016-02-22 03:40:05 ==
Mahesh posted a patch upstream which should take care of this problem


bugproxy (bugproxy) on 2016-03-22
tags: added: architecture-ppc64le bugnameltc-137281 severity-high targetmilestone-inin---
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team)

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------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2016-03-24 13:23 EDT-------
Hi Hari, Mahesh

> Mahesh posted a patch upstream which should take care of this problem

I didn't see any review for this patch. It doesn't seem to be accept yet. Is there any indication it will be accepted, so we can ask Canonical to accept it for 16.04?


affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team) → Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2016-03-29
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team) → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
bugproxy (bugproxy) on 2016-03-30
tags: added: targetmilestone-inin16041
removed: targetmilestone-inin---
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.4.0-17.33

linux (4.4.0-17.33) xenial; urgency=low

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1563441

  * ISST-LTE: pVM:high cpus number need a high crashkernel value in kdump
    (LP: #1560552)
    - SAUCE: (noup) ppc64 boot: Wait for boot cpu to show up if nr_cpus limit is
      about to hit.

  * Predictable naming mechanism is leading to issues in DLPAR operations of
    NICs (LP: #1560514)
    - SAUCE: (noup) powerpc/pci: Assign fixed PHB number based on device-tree

  * ThunderX: support alternative phy implementations (LP: #1562968)
    - net: thunderx: Cleanup PHY probing code.
    - [Config] CONFIG_MDIO_CAVIUM=m
    - phy: mdio-octeon: Refactor into two files/modules
    - [Config] CONFIG_MDIO_THUNDER=m
    - phy: mdio-thunder: Add driver for Cavium Thunder SoC MDIO buses.
    - phy: mdio-cavium: Add missing MODULE_* annotations.
    - net: cavium: For Kconfig THUNDER_NIC_BGX, select MDIO_THUNDER.
    - phy: mdio-thunder: Fix some Kconfig typos
    - [d-i] Add phy drivers for Cavium ThunderX to nic-modules udeb

  * linux: exclude ZONE_DEVICE from GFP_ZONE_TABLE (LP: #1563293)
    - mm: exclude ZONE_DEVICE from GFP_ZONE_TABLE

  * lots of printk to serial console can hang system for long time
    (LP: #1534216)
    - printk: set may_schedule for some of console_trylock() callers

  * [i915_bpo] Update i915 backport driver (LP: #1560395)
    - SAUCE: i915_bpo: Update to drm-intel-next-fixes-2016-03-16
    - PM / runtime: Add new helper for conditional usage count incrementation
    - drm/core: Add drm_for_each_encoder_mask, v2.
    - drm/atomic-helper: Implement subsystem-level suspend/resume

  * [Hyper-V] VM Sockets (LP: #1541585)
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: Cleanup vmbus_set_event()
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: Add vendor and device atttributes
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: avoid infinite loop in init_vp_index()
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: avoid scheduling in interrupt context in vmbus_initiate_unload()
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: don't manipulate with clocksources on crash
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: add a helper function to set a channel's pending send size
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: define the new offer type for Hyper-V socket (hvsock)
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: vmbus_sendpacket_ctl: hvsock: avoid unnecessary signaling
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: define a new VMBus message type for hvsock
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: add a hvsock flag in struct hv_driver
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: add a per-channel rescind callback
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: add an API vmbus_hvsock_device_unregister()
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: Eliminate the spin lock on the read path
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: Give control over how the ring access is serialized
    - drivers/hv: Move VMBus hypercall codes into Hyper-V UAPI header
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: don't loose HVMSG_TIMER_EXPIRED messages
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: avoid wait_for_completion() on crash
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: remove code duplication in message handling
    - Drivers: hv: vmbus: avoid unneeded compiler optimizations in vmbus_wait_for_unload()
    - Drivers: hv: util: Pass the chann...


Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
bugproxy (bugproxy) wrote :

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2016-04-07 22:56 EDT-------
Looks like this bug has been fixed with 4.4.0-17-generic. But the maxcpus=1 in cmdline of second kernel should be updated to nr_cpus=1. I'll file a new bug for this.

bugproxy (bugproxy) wrote :

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2016-04-28 09:20 EDT-------
Mahesh spoke to PPC Maintainer offline about this patch. Since the changes are more invasive (and at the code path which is used at every boot) review is taking time. Maintainer is also thinking about alternate solution but that includes rewriting lots of cpu numbering code. So as of now maintainer conveyed that he needs some more time (hasn't mention specific time) to review this patch to be very sure that it is not harmful.

So as it stands, this patch may not be going anywhere at least for some time..


Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2019-07-24
tags: added: cscc
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