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[Bug 1742] New: Passthrough VF does not work after DomU reboot

 

 

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Feb 14, 2011, 4:45 PM

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[Bug 1742] New: Passthrough VF does not work after DomU reboot

http://bugzilla.xensource.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1742

Summary: Passthrough VF does not work after DomU reboot
Product: Xen
Version: unstable
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Linux-2.6
Status: NEW
Severity: normal
Priority: P2
Component: HVM
AssignedTo: xen-bugs [at] lists
ReportedBy: jason.kwon [at] ericsson


Running 4.1.0-rc4-pre on top of CentOS 5.5 base system, with PCI passthrough of
82599 VFs to Ubuntu 10.10 DomU. On the first boot of the DomU, when I select
the 2.6.35-22-server kernel (which is the kernel installed with the distro), VF
passthrough works, and I am able to configure the interfaces within the guest
and ping through the interfaces. I see a WARN message from msi.c in 'xm dmesg'
but VF functionality seems to be unaffected.

If I then shutdown the guest and boot it again, this time selecting another
kernel (e.g. 2.6.35-23-server), the VFs appear in the guest and can be
configured, but I cannot ping through them. 'xm dmesg' shows multiple
IOMMU-related page faults.

If I select the original DomU distro kernel (2.6.35-22-server) on any guest
boot, VF passthrough works and I can ping through the VFs--it is only when I
select a different kernel from 2.6.35-22-server that VF traffic fails.

If I boot 2.6.35-23-server in the DomU first, without first booting the
original distro kernel (2.6.35-22-server), I cannot ping through the VF, but
there are no IOMMU page fault message in 'xm dmesg.'

To recap: VF passthrough and network functionality always works with the
original guest distro kernel (2.6.35-22-server). Booting the guest with any
other kernel causes VF network functionality to fail, but we may or may not see
IOMMU errors in 'xm dmesg' as a result.


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