[Power 8 ppc64le] Host is getting abrupt reboot while booting the Guest VM which has GPU device using NVIDIA module.

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • The Host(ppc64le) is getting abrupt reboot while booting the Guest VM.
  • Here is the condition to trigger abrupt reboot or crash.
    • The Guest VM should be assigned with > 128 GB RAM + GPU passthrough device that should use the nvidia proprietary module.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • nvidia Proprietary module.
  • POWER 8, model 8335-GTB
  • GP100GL / Tesla P100 SXM2 16GB

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