C600/X79 servers hang with SPS firmware

Bug #1041164 reported by Tim Gardner on 2012-08-24
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Tim Gardner
Precise
Medium
Tim Gardner
Quantal
Medium
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

a2f6985332d2564e443d9d889ce70f39b3293d09

mei: add mei_quirk_probe function

The main purpose of this function is to exclude ME devices without support for MEI/HECI interface from binding

Currently affected systems are C600/X79 based servers that expose PCI device even though it doesn't supported ME Interface. MEI driver accessing such nonfunctional device can corrupt the system.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2012-08-24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: New → In Progress
description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: precise quantal
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2012-08-24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.5.0-12.12

---------------
linux (3.5.0-12.12) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Luis Henriques ]

  * [Config] Fix typo on control.stub.in

  [ Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ]

  * [Config] installing omapdrm specific headers for external drivers
    - LP: #1038846

  [ Seth Forshee ]

  * SAUCE: apple-gmux: Fix port address calculation in gmux_pio_write32()

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) x86/mm: Fix 64bit size of mapping tables
    - LP: #1022561

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * SAUCE: firmware: Remove sb16 files duplicated in linux-firmware

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * net: Allow driver to limit number of GSO segments per skb
    - LP: #1037456
    - CVE-2012-3412
  * sfc: Fix maximum number of TSO segments and minimum TX queue size
    - LP: #1037456
    - CVE-2012-3412
  * tcp: Apply device TSO segment limit earlier
    - LP: #1037456
    - CVE-2012-3412
  * cfg80211: add channel flag to prohibit OFDM operation
  * brcmsmac: use channel flags to restrict OFDM
  * gmux: Add generic write32 function
  * apple_gmux: Add support for newer hardware
  * apple_gmux: Fix ACPI video unregister
  * apple-gmux: Fix kconfig dependencies
  * vga_switcheroo: Don't require handler init callback
  * vga_switcheroo: Remove assumptions about registration/unregistration
    ordering
  * apple-gmux: Add display mux support
  * mei: add mei_quirk_probe function
    - LP: #1041164
  * mutex: Place lock in contended state after fastpath_lock failure
    - LP: #1041114
 -- Leann Ogasawara <email address hidden> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:13:00 -0700

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Ewing Lin (shikaka) wrote :

I saw same description from http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=134425614002805&w=2
Which is fixed in 3.6.
Are these two issues exactly the same so I can just update 3.5.0-12.12 to fix it?

Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel for Precise in -proposed solves the problem (3.2.0-31.50). Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-precise' to 'verification-done-precise'.

If verification is not done by one week from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-precise
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Marking verification-done-precise since this is a staging driver.

Ewing - 3.5.0-12.12 contains the quirk patch that stops this driver from crashing if the device does not have MEI/HECI support.

tags: added: verification-done-precise
removed: verification-needed-precise
Kent Baxley (kentb) wrote :

The kernel in precise-proposed seems to fix intermittent reboot hangs that we had on the Dell C6220. Previously, the mei driver had to be blacklisted in order for reboots to complete successfully on a consistent basis.

Thanks!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.2.0-31.50

---------------
linux (3.2.0-31.50) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [Luis Henriques]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1047242

  [ Dave Airlie ]

  * SAUCE: drm/vmwgfx: add MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE so vmwgfx loads at boot
    - LP: #1039157

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad move PSMOUSE_CYPRESS enum
    - LP: #1041594

linux (3.2.0-31.49) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [Luis Henriques]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1046216

  [ Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ]

  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad mouse driver
    - LP: #978807
  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad link driver into psmouse-base
    - LP: #978807

  [ Ike Panhc ]

  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_DEVPTS_MULTIPLE_INSTANCES for highbank
    - LP: #1038259

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad code style cleanup
    - LP: #978807
  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad eliminate dead code
    - LP: #978807
  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad fix no-config stubs
    - LP: #978807
  * SAUCE: input: Cypress PS/2 Trackpad set default debug_level=0
    - LP: #978807

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: fix pv-ops for legacy Xen"
    - LP: #1044550
  * SAUCE: Force xsave off on older Xen hypervisors
    - LP: #1044550

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [Config] Add smsc{79}5xx to nic-usb-modules
    - LP: #1041397

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "samsung-laptop: make the dmi check less strict"
    - LP: #1028151
  * rds: set correct msg_namelen
    - LP: #1031112
    - CVE-2012-3430
  * bnx2: Fix bug in bnx2_free_tx_skbs().
    - LP: #1039087
  * sch_sfb: Fix missing NULL check
    - LP: #1039087
  * sctp: Fix list corruption resulting from freeing an association on a
    list
    - LP: #1039087
  * caif: Fix access to freed pernet memory
    - LP: #1039087
  * cipso: don't follow a NULL pointer when setsockopt() is called
    - LP: #1039087
  * caif: fix NULL pointer check
    - LP: #1039087
  * wanmain: comparing array with NULL
    - LP: #1039087
  * tcp: Add TCP_USER_TIMEOUT negative value check
    - LP: #1039087
  * USB: kaweth.c: use GFP_ATOMIC under spin_lock
    - LP: #1039087
  * net: fix rtnetlink IFF_PROMISC and IFF_ALLMULTI handling
    - LP: #1039087
  * tcp: perform DMA to userspace only if there is a task waiting for it
    - LP: #1039087
  * net/tun: fix ioctl() based info leaks
    - LP: #1039087
  * e1000: add dropped DMA receive enable back in for WoL
    - LP: #1039087
  * rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Change buffer allocation for synchronous reads
    - LP: #1039087
  * hfsplus: fix overflow in sector calculations in hfsplus_submit_bio
    - LP: #1039087
  * drm/i915: fixup seqno allocation logic for lazy_request
    - LP: #1039087
  * mac80211: cancel mesh path timer
    - LP: #1039087
  * ath9k: Add PID/VID support for AR1111
    - LP: #1039087
  * ARM: mxs: Remove MMAP_MIN_ADDR setting from mxs_defconfig
    - LP: #1039087
  * ALSA: hda - add dock support for Thinkpad T430s
    - LP: #1039087
  * cfg80211: process pending events when unregistering net device
    - LP: #1039087
  * rt61pci: fix NULL pointer dereference in config_lna_gain
    - LP: #...

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

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