head -r338804 boots threadripper 1950X fine; head -r338810+ do not; -r338807 seems implicated

Mark Millard marklmi at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 20 09:09:14 UTC 2018

On 2018-Oct-20, at 1:39 AM, Mark Millard <marklmi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I attempted to jump from head -r334014 to -r339076
> on a threadripper 1950X board and the boot fails.
> This is both native booting and under Hyper-V,
> same machine and root file system in both cases.

I did my investigation under Hyper-V after seeing
a boot failure native.

Looks like the native failure is even earlier,
before db> is even possible, possibly during
early loader activity.

So this report is really for running under
Hyper-V: -r338804 boots and -r338810 does
not. By contrast -r334804 does not boot native.
(But I've little information for that context.)

Sorry for the confusion. I rushed the report
in hopes of getting to sleep. It was not to be.

> It fails just after the FreeBSD/SMP lines,
> reporting "kernel trap 9 with interrupts disabled".
> It fails in pmap_force_invaldiate_cache_range at
> a clflusl (%rax) instruction that produces a
> "Fatal trap 9: general protection fault while
> in kernel mode". cpudid=0 apic id= 00
> I used kernel.txz files from:
> https://artifact.ci.freebsd.org/snapshot/head/r*/amd64/amd64/
> to narrow the range of kernel builds for working -> failing
> and got:
> -r338804 boots fine
> (no amd64 kernel builds between to try)
> -r338810+ fails (any that I tried, anyway)
> In that range is -r338807 :
> Author: kib
> Date: Wed Sep 19 19:35:02 2018
> New Revision: 338807
> URL: 
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/338807
> Log:
>  Convert x86 cache invalidation functions to ifuncs.
>  This simplifies the runtime logic and reduces the number of
>  runtime-constant branches.
>  Reviewed by:	alc, markj
>  Sponsored by:	The FreeBSD Foundation
>  Approved by:	re (gjb)
>  Differential revision:	
> https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16736
> Modified:
>  head/sys/amd64/amd64/pmap.c
>  head/sys/amd64/include/pmap.h
>  head/sys/dev/drm2/drm_os_freebsd.c
>  head/sys/dev/drm2/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
>  head/sys/i386/i386/pmap.c
>  head/sys/i386/i386/vm_machdep.c
>  head/sys/i386/include/pmap.h
>  head/sys/x86/iommu/intel_utils.c
> There do seem to be changes associated with
> clflush(...) use. Looking at:
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/sys/amd64/amd64/pmap.c?annotate=339432
> it appears that pmap_force_invalidate_cache_range has not
> changed since -r338807.
> It seems that -r338806 and -r3388810 would be unlikely
> contributors.

Mark Millard
marklmi at yahoo.com
( dsl-only.net went
away in early 2018-Mar)

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list