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Re: qemu-x86: kernel panic when host is loaded

From: Thomas Gleixner
Subject: Re: qemu-x86: kernel panic when host is loaded
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:57:52 +0200


Corentin Labbe <address@hidden> writes:
> On our kernelci lab, each qemu worker pass an healtcheck job each day and 
> after each job failure, so it is heavily used.
> The healtcheck job is a Linux boot with a stable release.
> Since we upgraded our worker to buster, the qemu x86_64 healthcheck randomly 
> panic with:
> <0>[    0.009000] Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work!  
> Boot with apic=debug and send a report.  Then try booting with the 'noapic' 
> option.
> After some test I found the source of this kernel panic, the host is
> loaded and qemu run "slower".  Simply renicing all qemu removed this
> behavour.
> So now what can I do ?
> Appart renicing qemu process, does something could be done ?

As the qemu timer/ioapic routing is actually sane, you might try to add
"no_timer_check" to the kernel command line.



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