Xenial : installer fails on POWER9

Bug #1715101 reported by Frédéric Bonnard on 2017-09-05
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Ubuntu-power-systems project
Critical
Canonical Foundations Team
debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Critical
Unassigned
Xenial
Critical
Steve Langasek

Bug Description

Hi,

could you please update the installer to use linux-hwe version >= 4.10.0-29 for POWER9 on Xenial.

At the moment the kernel/vmlinux in http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/xenial-proposed/main/installer-ppc64el/current/images/hwe-netboot/ubuntu-installer/ppc64el/ is based on
linux 4.10.0-28 which doesn't include this ERAT related patch (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1700521 and other P9 fixes also) which cause the installer to fail on POWER9.

A move to hwe kernels with version greater than 4.10.0-29 should work.
Thanks a lot.

F.

Default Comment by Bridge

tags: added: architecture-ppc64le bugnameltc-158131 severity-critical targetmilestone-inin16043
Breno Leitão (breno-leitao) wrote :

Fred,

Does it mean we will need to have a 16.04.3 ISO respin? Can we wait un

Changed in ubuntu-power-systems:
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Manoj Iyer (manjo) on 2017-09-14
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2017-09-14
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → nobody
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Critical

Hello Frédéric, or anyone else affected,

Accepted debian-installer into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/20101020ubuntu451.15 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Manoj Iyer (manjo) on 2017-09-25
Changed in ubuntu-power-systems:
status: New → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Frédéric, can you please verify that the current xenial-proposed image does boot on POWER9? We are currently awaiting this confirmation before publishing the updated debian-installer package to xenial-updates.

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