Need to disable CONFIG_DRM_V3D in the raspi2 eoan kernel

Bug #1853789 reported by Hui Wang on 2019-11-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-raspi2 (Ubuntu)
Hui Wang

Bug Description

We enabled this driver in the linux-image-5.3.0-1013-raspi2 proposed kernel, then we got lots of reports from users that this driver is not stable, it will crash randomly, so let us disable this driver again and wait for the upstream branch rpi-5.3.y has the fixes for it.

Users report crash of this driver via: #1852035 and #1850876

This bug is for tracking the reverting the fix of #1850876.

According to the #1852035 and #1850876, users reported that the driver
v3d will crash under desktop, then I checked the upstream kernel, the
branch rpi-5.3.y was merged some fixes for v3d driver on Nov 11, I
tested this branch myself, found the driver still has some problem.
I also applied those patches to eoan kernel and built a testing
kernel, users reported similar problems with this testing kernel.

So the safest way is to disable this driver in the kernel agian, until
the branch rpi-5.3.y has the fixes for this driver. Or we could
investigate and backport fixes from rpi-4.19.y later.

Revert a patch in the 1013 kernel.

[Test Case]
Users tested 1012 kernel a lot, they didn't report the unstable issues,
and before the 1013, this driver was always disabled.

[Regression Risk]
Low, just revert a new enabled driver in the 1013 kernel.

CVE References

Hui Wang ( on 2019-11-25
description: updated
Hui Wang ( on 2019-11-25
Changed in linux-raspi2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in linux-raspi2 (Ubuntu Eoan):
status: New → Fix Committed
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This bug was fixed in the package linux-raspi2 - 5.3.0-1014.16

linux-raspi2 (5.3.0-1014.16) eoan; urgency=medium

  * eoan/linux-raspi2: 5.3.0-1014.16 -proposed tracker (LP: #1854006)

  * Need to disable CONFIG_DRM_V3D in the raspi2 eoan kernel (LP: #1853789)
    - [config] raspi2: Revert "UBUNTU: [config] raspi2: CONFIG_DRM_V3D=m"

linux-raspi2 (5.3.0-1013.15) eoan; urgency=medium

  * eoan/linux-raspi2: 5.3.0-1013.15 -proposed tracker (LP: #1852220)

  * Eoan update: 5.3.9 upstream stable release (LP: #1851550)
    - raspi2: [Config] Remove CONFIG_GENERIC_COMPAT_VDSO and

  * Eoan update: v5.3.8 upstream stable release (LP: #1850456)
    - raspi2: [Config] CAVIUM_TX2_ERRATUM_219=n

  * IO errors when writing large amounts of data to USB storage in eoan on
    RPI2/3 (armhf kernel) (LP: #1852510)
    - SAUCE: dwc_otg: checking the urb->transfer_buffer too early (#3332)

  * Incorrect raspi2 snapcraft.yaml file (LP: #1851469)
    - [Packaging] raspi2: Fix snapcraft.yaml

  * CONFIG_DRM_V3D is disabled for linux-raspi2 of eoan (LP: #1850876)
    - [config] raspi2: CONFIG_DRM_V3D=m

  [ Ubuntu: 5.3.0-24.26 ]

  * eoan/linux: 5.3.0-24.26 -proposed tracker (LP: #1852232)
  * Eoan update: 5.3.9 upstream stable release (LP: #1851550)
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    - dm snapshot: rework COW throttling to fix deadlock
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    - btrfs: qgroup: Always free PREALLOC META reserve in
    - iio: adc: meson_saradc: Fix memory allocation order
    - iio: fix center temperature of bmc150-accel-core
    - libsubcmd: Make _FORTIFY_SOURCE defines dependent on the feature
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    - perf map: Fix overlapped map handling
    - perf script brstackinsn: Fix recovery from LBR/binary mismatch
    - perf jevents: Fix period for Intel fixed counters
    - perf tools: Propagate get_cpuid() error
    - perf annotate: Propagate perf_env__arch() error
    - perf annotate: Fix the signedness of failure returns
    - perf annotate: Propagate the symbol__annotate() error return
    - perf annotate: Fix arch specific ->init() failure errors
    - perf annotate: Return appropriate error code for allocation failures
    - perf annotate: Don't return -1 for error when doing BPF disassembly
    - staging: rtl8188eu: fix null dereference when kzalloc fails
    - RDMA/siw: Fix serialization issue in write_space()
    - RDMA/hfi1: Prevent memory leak in sdma_init
    - RDMA/iw_cxgb4: fix SRQ access from dump_qp()
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    - HID: hyperv: Use in-place iterator API in the channel callback
    - kselftest: exclude failed TARGETS from runlist
    - selftests/kselftest/ Add 45 second timeout per test
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Changed in linux-raspi2 (Ubuntu Eoan):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in linux-raspi2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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