> >>On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 07:12:47AM +0000, Xulei (Stone) wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> Recently, i use a script to continuously reset a VM and
> >>> i found my VM frequently halts at "Attempting to allocate
> >>> VGA stack via pmm call". After analyzing, i think it may
> >>> be a problem of SeaBIOS.
> >>> From the log(attached below), we can see handle_post()
> >>> executes twice and this makes the destination address of
> >>> "Relocating init" change when the 2nd reset command comes.
> >>> This also influences on the source address of "Copying MPTABLE".
> >>> At last, the VM will be stuck at attempting to allocate VGA
> >>> stack via pmm call.
> >>> Could you offer me a solution to fix this problem?
> >>> ==============bad SeaBIOS log======
> >>> SeaBIOS (version rel-1.8.1-0-g4adadbd-20151127_220019-UVP)
> >>> No Xen hypervisor found.
> >>> Running on QEMU (i440fx)
> >>> Running on KVM
> >>> RamSize: 0xc0000000 [cmos]
> >>> Now vcpu cpu_id = 0
> >>> Relocating init from 0x000dbb30 to 0xbffad2c0 (size 76928)
> >>> Found QEMU fw_cfg
> >>> SeaBIOS (version rel-1.8.1-0-g4adadbd-20151127_220019-UVP) <<========= handle_post() execute again?
> >>If seabios resets before it sets HaveRunPost then it probably wont
> >>work well, as it will rerun the POST code without resetting the global
> >>variables it has modified.
> >>Unfortunately, it's not clear to me that we can simply move the
> >>setting of HaveRunPost to an earlier point, as the handle_resume()
> >>code would need to be audited to ensure it can run even if POST hasn't
> >I move HaveRunPost = 1 in the very early point of POST phase (begin
> >at handle_post()), so that when the 2nd reset comes, HaveRunPost is
> >already 1 which makes entry_post jmps to handle_resume() instead of
> >handle_post(). As we know, handle_resume() will reset all global variables.
> >Can you tell me is this solution ok? or, does this have some side effects?
> Sorry, i've tested and this seems not work. Let HaveRunPost = 1 at begin
> of handle_post(), will lead the VM to loop forever in the resume phase.
> It seems the memcpy() in qemu_prep_reset()can not clear HaveRunPost at
> this time.
> Ah! I'm confused! I don't know where is the right place to let HaveRunPost = 1?
I move HaveRunPost = 1 to handle_post() (after make_bios_writable()), and
I have tested for 1 day with continuously resetting, it seems works well!
Does following patch have some side effects?
src/post.c | 8 +++++---
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/src/post.c b/src/post.c
index 49c22b8..f381385 100644
@@ -41,9 +41,7 @@ ivt_init(void)
dprintf(3, "init ivt\n");
- // Setup reset-vector entry point (controls legacy reboots).
- HaveRunPost = 1;
- rtc_write(CMOS_RESET_CODE, 0);
// Initialize all vectors to the default handler.
@@ -335,6 +333,10 @@ handle_post(void)
// Allow writes to modify bios area (0xf0000)
+ // Setup reset-vector entry point (controls legacy reboots).
+ HaveRunPost = 1;
+ rtc_write(CMOS_RESET_CODE, 0);
// Now that memory is read/writable - start post process.
> >>So, it looks like a fix for this will take some further analysis.