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Guests With RHCK Version 3.10.0-693.21.1 and Later Hang at Boot on OVS 3.4.3 and Earlier Versions (Doc ID 2426715.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.3.1 to 3.4.3 [Release OVM33 to OVM34]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On Oracle VM versions 3.3.1 to 3.4.3; Linux guests with RHCK Version 3.10.0-693.21.1 and later fail to boot. Guest OS hangs with the following lines:

[ 0.115000] IRQ remapping doesn't support X2APIC mode, disable x2apic.

[ 0.118000] Switched APIC routing to physical flat.
[ 0.122000] ..TIMER: vector=0x30 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=0 pin2=0
[ 0.134000] smpboot: CPU0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (fam: 06, model: 3c, stepping: 03)
[ 0.139000] installing Xen timer for CPU 0
[ 0.141000] cpu 0 spinlock event irq 53
[ 0.141000] Performance Events: unsupported p6 CPU model 60 no PMU driver, software events only.
[ 0.141000] NMI watchdog: disabled (cpu0): hardware events not enabled
[ 0.141000] NMI watchdog: Shutting down hard lockup detector on all cpus
[ 0.141000] installing Xen timer for CPU 1
[ 0.141000] smpboot: Booting Node 0, Processors #1[ 0.017000]
[Firmware Bug]: TSC ADJUST differs within socket(s), fixing all errors
cpu 1 spinlock event irq 59
[ 0.141000] installing Xen timer for CPU 2
[ 0.141000] #2cpu 2 spinlock event irq 65
[ 0.141000] installing Xen timer for CPU 3
[ 0.141000] #3cpu 3 spinlock event irq 71
[ 0.141000] Brought up 4 CPUs
[ 0.141000] smpboot: Max logical packages: 4
[ 0.141000] smpboot: Total of 4 processors activated (27137.95 BogoMIPS)
[ 0.141000] devtmpfs: initialized
[ 0.141000] EVM: security.selinux
[ 0.141000] EVM: security.ima
[ 0.141000] EVM: security.capability
[ 0.141000] atomic64 test passed for x86-64 platform with CX8 and with SSE
[ 0.141000] pinctrl core: initialized pinctrl subsystem
[ 0.141000] RTC time: 13:51:35, date: 05/25/18
[ 0.141000] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[ 0.141000] ACPI: bus type PCI registered
[ 0.141000] acpiphp: ACPI Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.5
[ 0.141000] PCI: Using configuration type 1 for base access

 

Changes

 Kernel was upgraded. However, this problem affects fresh installations also, with the affected kernel versions.

Cause

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