[pve-devel] [Qemu-devel] kvm process disappears

Stefan Priebe s.priebe at profihost.ag
Mon May 27 23:09:51 CEST 2013


Am 10.05.2013 13:09, schrieb Stefan Hajnoczi:
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG
> <s.priebe at profihost.ag> wrote:
>> Am 10.05.2013 09:42, schrieb Stefan Hajnoczi:
>>> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 08:12:39AM +0200, Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG wrote:
>>> 3. Either use gdb or an LD_PRELOAD library that catches exit(3) and
>>>     _exit(2) and dumps core using abort(3).  Make sure core dumps are
>>>     enabled.
>>
>> LD_PRELOAD sounds good can you point me to such a lib?
>
> $ cat /tmp/catchexit.c
> #include <unistd.h>
> #include <stdlib.h>
>
> void exit(int status)
> {
>      const char msg[] = "*** CAUGHT EXIT, DUMPING CORE ***\n";
>      write(2, msg, sizeof msg);
>      abort();
> }
>
> void _exit(int status) __attribute__((alias("exit")));
>
> $ gcc -o catchexit.so -shared -fPIC -std=gnu99 catchexit.c
>
> $ LD_PRELOAD=/tmp/catchexit.so x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -m
> 1024 -enable-kvm -cpu host -vga asdf
> Unknown vga type: asdf
> *** CAUGHT EXIT, DUMPING CORE ***
> Aborted (core dumped)
>
> Make sure to give the absolute path to catchexit.so.  Also keep in
> mind that this does not catch a normal return from main() or possibly
> other ways of terminating the process.
>
> You can hook more library functions, if necessary.
>
> Stefan

I'm really sorry for bothering you. It turned out to be a host kernel 
bug. Without NUMA Balancing turned on (kernel 3.8.13) i see no vm 
crashes at all...

Greets,
Stefan



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