Helping to improve vnet/vimage?

BobC

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Hi Network Guru's-

I've been running 11-Release branch since 11 was well.... released. I think I'm on 11-RELEASE-p2. I compiled my own kernel to enable vimage and use iocage for jails. I am not using pf or doing anything "exotic" with networking (this is behind a separate firewall).

So far it's been mostly stable. But I have had 3 crashes, the 1st and third panic, I am pretty sure, were network related (savecore didn't work for panic #2 for some reason).

Both panic #1 and #3 messages were "Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode".

For panic #1 my best guess is something caused my mbufs to go crazy, netstat -m in my core.txt.0 file showed:

18446744073709549889/5011/3284/2035246 mbuf clusters in use (current/cache/total/max)

( "current" definitely looks suspicious ) But I could not determine *what* caused the mbuf madness.... assuming it was contributing factor.

For panic #3 the stack trace "seemed" to indicate problems with the netisr_dispatch(9) system call. But I could not determine more b/c nothing else looked out of the ordinary.

The stack trace is the same for both dumps.

Could this be related to Bug ID: 194515 ? But I'm not running pf...

Should I take this to the freebsd-net email alias?

Regardless, I am very interested in helping improve the vnet/vimage "feature".

What can I do to help improve vnet/vimage? Anything?

Bob
 
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BobC

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Ok... I'm going to pose the question before going to the email alias:

Is pf.ko required (even if I don't use BPF) when running with a vnet/vimage enabled kernel?

I have used kgdb on two of my crashes and they both end up at the exact same spot in the code.

Code:
[root@tank /usr/obj/usr/src/sys]# kgdb MYKERNEL/kernel.debug /var/crash/vmcore.0
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Unread portion of the kernel message buffer:
<6>vnet0:19: promiscuous mode enabled


Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
cpuid = 3; apic id = 06
fault virtual address    = 0x10
fault code        = supervisor read data, page not present
instruction pointer    = 0x20:0xffffffff80be6f6c
stack pointer            = 0x28:0xfffffe0838f87860
frame pointer            = 0x28:0xfffffe0838f878d0
code segment        = base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b
            = DPL 0, pres 1, long 1, def32 0, gran 1
processor eflags    = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
current process        = 12 (swi1: netisr 0)
trap number        = 12
panic: page fault
cpuid = 3
KDB: stack backtrace:
#0 0xffffffff80b25ac7 at kdb_backtrace+0x67
#1 0xffffffff80ada972 at vpanic+0x182
#2 0xffffffff80ada7e3 at panic+0x43
#3 0xffffffff80fb9d51 at trap_fatal+0x351
#4 0xffffffff80fb9f43 at trap_pfault+0x1e3
#5 0xffffffff80fb94ec at trap+0x26c
#6 0xffffffff80f9c861 at calltrap+0x8
#7 0xffffffff80bfe3bf at netisr_dispatch_src+0xff
#8 0xffffffff80be6754 at ether_input+0x54
#9 0xffffffff80bfecac at swi_net+0x1ac
#10 0xffffffff80a9465f at intr_event_execute_handlers+0x20f
#11 0xffffffff80a948c6 at ithread_loop+0xc6
#12 0xffffffff80a911c5 at fork_exit+0x85
#13 0xffffffff80f9cd9e at fork_trampoline+0xe
Uptime: 26d6h28m7s
Dumping 8142 out of 32648 MB:..1%..11%..21%..31%..41%..51%..61%..71%..81%..91%

Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/zfs.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/zfs.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/zfs.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/opensolaris.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/opensolaris.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/opensolaris.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/coretemp.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/coretemp.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/coretemp.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/fdescfs.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/fdescfs.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/fdescfs.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/if_bridge.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/if_bridge.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/if_bridge.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/bridgestp.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/bridgestp.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/bridgestp.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/uplcom.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/uplcom.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/uplcom.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/ucom.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/ucom.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/ucom.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/autofs.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/autofs.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/autofs.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/if_epair.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/if_epair.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/if_epair.ko
Reading symbols from /boot/kernel/nullfs.ko...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug//boot/kernel/nullfs.ko.debug...done.
done.
Loaded symbols for /boot/kernel/nullfs.ko
#0  doadump (textdump=<value optimized out>) at pcpu.h:221
221    pcpu.h: No such file or directory.
    in pcpu.h
(kgdb) list *0xffffffff80be6f6c
0xffffffff80be6f6c is in ether_nh_input (bpf.h:1487).
1482        struct bpf_if_ext *ext;
1483
1484        ext = (struct bpf_if_ext *)bpf;
1485        if (!LIST_EMPTY(&ext->bif_dlist))
1486            return (1);
1487        return (0);
1488    }
1489
1490    #define    BPF_TAP(_ifp,_pkt,_pktlen) do {                \
1491        if (bpf_peers_present((_ifp)->if_bpf))            \
Current language:  auto; currently minimal

Both crash dumps end in what appears to be a check for the existence of a BPF enable interface called from ether_nh_input() contained in /usr/src/sys/net/if_ethersubr.c line 517.

backtrace:

Code:
kgdb) backtrace
#0  doadump (textdump=<value optimized out>) at pcpu.h:221
#1  0xffffffff80ada3f9 in kern_reboot (howto=260) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:366
#2  0xffffffff80ada9ab in vpanic (fmt=<value optimized out>, ap=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:759
#3  0xffffffff80ada7e3 in panic (fmt=0x0) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:690
#4  0xffffffff80fb9d51 in trap_fatal (frame=0xfffffe0838f877b0, eva=16) at /usr/src/sys/amd64/amd64/trap.c:841
#5  0xffffffff80fb9f43 in trap_pfault (frame=0xfffffe0838f877b0, usermode=0) at /usr/src/sys/amd64/amd64/trap.c:691
#6  0xffffffff80fb94ec in trap (frame=0xfffffe0838f877b0) at /usr/src/sys/amd64/amd64/trap.c:442
#7  0xffffffff80f9c861 in calltrap () at /usr/src/sys/amd64/amd64/exception.S:236
#8  0xffffffff80be6f6c in ether_nh_input (m=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/sys/net/if_ethersubr.c:517
#9  0xffffffff80bfe3bf in netisr_dispatch_src (proto=5, source=<value optimized out>, m=0xfffff804a1b71550) at /usr/src/sys/net/netisr.c:1121
#10 0xffffffff80be6754 in ether_input (ifp=<value optimized out>, m=0x0) at /usr/src/sys/net/if_ethersubr.c:759
#11 0xffffffff80bfecac in swi_net (arg=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/sys/net/netisr.c:900
#12 0xffffffff80a9465f in intr_event_execute_handlers (p=<value optimized out>, ie=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_intr.c:1262
#13 0xffffffff80a948c6 in ithread_loop (arg=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_intr.c:1275
#14 0xffffffff80a911c5 in fork_exit (callout=0xffffffff80a94800 <ithread_loop>, arg=0xfffff80009372ac0, frame=0xfffffe0838f87ac0) at /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_fork.c:1038
#15 0xffffffff80f9cd9e in fork_trampoline () at /usr/src/sys/amd64/amd64/exception.S:611
#16 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(kgdb) quit

The problem is I can't seem to reproduce the condition to cause the panic...

Bob
 

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Is pf.ko required (even if I don't use BPF) when running with a vnet/vimage enabled kernel?
No, not that I know off. BPF on the other hand might be needed.

Judging by the issues you're having you may get more information posting to the mailing lists. There aren't a lot of developers on this board unfortunately (it's mostly for users, by users). I'm not sure which list would be best though, it's either freebsd-virtualization@ or freebsd-net@. I'd try the latter first.
 
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