Superpages and VMware ESXi 3.5u4 crashes
alan.l.cox at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 05:48:45 UTC 2009
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:30 AM, Peter Kieser <peter at wingless.org> wrote:
> FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 on VMware ESXi 3.5u4, under moderate load (I was building
> mysql51-server & apache20 at the same time) the VMware ESXI _host_ system
> will crash with superpages enabled in a FreeBSD guest. Reproducible.
> If I disable superpages with vm.pmap.pg_ps_enabled option FreeBSD guest
> will not be able to crash the host system.
> Trying to figure out of this bug in VMware or a problem with my hardware.
> Host machine was up for 30 days without crashing prior to trying out 8.0.
> Has anyone else had problems with superpages implementation in FreeBSD
> crashing VMware ESXi 3.5? Seems like a bug in VMware and I'd like to report
I would agree that this seems like a bug in ESX. Nonetheless, I'm curious
to know something about our your system. What type of processor are you
using, and in particular is ESX using hardware supported nested paging?
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