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Re: [libvirt] memory pinning problem



Am Mittwoch, 11. September 2013, 11:27:30 schrieb Daniel P. Berrange:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:47:08AM +0200, David Weber wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 6. September 2013, 12:10:04 schrieb Daniel P. Berrange:
> > > On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 09:09:25AM +0200, David Weber wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > 
> > > > we try to use vcpu pinning on a 2 socket server with Intel Xeon E5620
> > > > cpus, HT enabled and 2*6*16GiB Ram but experience problems if we try
> > > > to
> > > > start a guest on the second socket:
> > > > error: Failed to start domain test
> > > > error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor:
> > > > kvm_init_vcpu failed: Cannot allocate memory
> > 
> > # virsh freecell 0
> > 0: 86071624 KiB
> > 
> > # virsh freecell 1
> > 1: 75258628 KiB
> > 
> > # virsh edit test
> > <domain type='kvm'>
> > 
> >   <name>test</name>
> >   <uuid>08cdc389-78bf-450c-89f4-b4728edabdbf</uuid>
> >   <memory unit='KiB'>1048576</memory>
> >   <currentMemory unit='KiB'>1048576</currentMemory>
> >   <vcpu placement='static' cpuset='4-7'>1</vcpu>
> >   <numatune>
> >   
> >     <memory mode='strict' nodeset='1'/>
> >   
> >   </numatune>
> >   <os>
> >   
> >     <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-1.5'>hvm</type>
> >     <boot dev='hd'/>
> >   
> >   </os>
> >   <features>
> >   
> >     <acpi/>
> >     <apic/>
> >     <pae/>
> >   
> >   </features>
> >   <clock offset='utc'/>
> >   <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff>
> >   <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot>
> >   <on_crash>restart</on_crash>
> >   <devices>
> >   
> >     <emulator>/usr/bin/qemu-kvm</emulator>
> >     <controller type='usb' index='0'>
> >     
> >       <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01'
> > 
> > function='0x2'/>
> > 
> >     </controller>
> >     <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'/>
> >     <controller type='ide' index='0'>
> >     
> >       <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01'
> > 
> > function='0x1'/>
> > 
> >     </controller>
> >     <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
> >     <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes'/>
> >     <video>
> >     
> >       <model type='cirrus' vram='9216' heads='1'/>
> >       <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02'
> > 
> > function='0x0'/>
> > 
> >     </video>
> >     <memballoon model='virtio'>
> >     
> >       <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03'
> > 
> > function='0x0'/>
> > 
> >     </memballoon>
> >   
> >   </devices>
> > 
> > </domain>
> > 
> >  # virsh start test
> > 
> > error: Failed to start domain test
> > error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor:
> > kvm_init_vcpu failed: Cannot allocate memory
> > 
> > Allocating memory on this node with numactl  works fine
> > # numactl --cpubind=1 --membind=1 --  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null bs=2G
> > count=1
> > 0+1 records in
> > 0+1 records out
> > 2147479552 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 0.60816 s, 3.5 GB/s
> 
> Hmm, this makes no sense at all to me. Your configuration looks totally
> valid and you have plenty of memory in both nodes.

It also fails if try to assign it to another node through the cgroup 
interface. So it's probably a kernel and not a libvirt issue:
# /bin/echo 1 > /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/machine/Ubuntu.libvirt-qemu/cpuset.mems 
/bin/echo: write error: Device or resource busy

It has also been reported here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=920406

David


> 
> 
> Daniel


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