Boot failure with EFI stub

Bug #1603476 reported by Andrei Demin on 2016-07-15
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Trusty
Undecided
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

After updating kernel to 3.13.0-92 system cannot startup with these errors:
 Failed to get file info size
 Failed to alloc highmem for files

I've found patch fixing it here — http://kernel.opensuse.org/cgit/kernel/commit/?h=v3.15.9&id=396f1a08db212138418b38f784e4bbe516d2fdb2
Works like a charm.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-image-3.13.0-92-generic 3.13.0-92.139
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-92.139-generic 3.13.11-ckt39
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-92-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.21
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: andrei 2236 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: andrei 2236 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Fri Jul 15 17:41:11 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-26 (596 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
IwConfig:
 eth0 no wireless extensions.

 lo no wireless extensions.
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
ProcFB: 0 EFI VGA
ProcKernelCmdLine: root=UUID=33a02342-70da-4f8d-9868-2f8e7330ec90 ro rootfstype=ext4 add_efi_memmap initrd=\EFI\ubuntu\initrd.img
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-92-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-92-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.127.22
RfKill:

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 09/12/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 3901
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: P8H67-M
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr3901:bd09/12/2013:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnP8H67-M:rvrRevX.0x:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

CVE References

Andrei Demin (andrei-demin1996) wrote :
tags: added: efi efistub uefi

This change was made by a bot.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: patch
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Andrei Demin (andrei-demin1996) wrote :

Seems 4.4.0-31 in 16.04 also affected.

Seth Forshee (sforshee) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-trusty' to 'verification-done-trusty'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days 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-trusty
Andrei Demin (andrei-demin1996) wrote :

Will be fix release for 16.04 (4.4) kernel too?

tags: added: verification-done-trusty
removed: verification-needed-trusty
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Upstream commit 396f1a08db212138418b38f784e4bbe516d2fdb2 (x86/efi: Fix boot failure with EFI stub)

git describe --contains 396f1a08db212138418b38f784e4bbe516d2fdb2
v3.15~4^2~1^2~4

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.13.0-93.140

---------------
linux (3.13.0-93.140) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Seth Forshee ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1604134

  * Boot failure with EFI stub (LP: #1603476)
    - x86/efi: Fix boot failure with EFI stub

  * CVE-2016-5243 (LP: #1589036)
    - tipc: fix an infoleak in tipc_nl_compat_link_dump

  * qeth: delete napi struct when removing a qeth device (LP: #1601831)
    - qeth: delete napi struct when removing a qeth device

  * deadlock on balloon deflation (LP: #1598197)
    - SAUCE: mm/balloon_compaction: Fix Regression of LP#1572562

  * serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards (LP: #1447485)
    - serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards
    - serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards
    - serial: 8250_pci: Correct uartclk for xr17v35x expansion chips

  * linux: Homogenize changelog format across releases (LP: #1599562)
    - Revert "UBUNTU: [debian] BugLink: close LP: bugs only for Launchpad urls"
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- switch to bug order
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- fix empty section formatting
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- output should be utf-8
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- handle invalid or private bugs
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- wrap long bug and commit titles
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- ensure we get the last commit
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- prevent bug references being split
    - [Debian] git-ubuntu-log -- git log output is UTF-8

  * exercising ptys causes a kernel oops (LP: #1586418)
    - devpts: fix null pointer dereference on failed memory allocation

  * Miscellaneous upstream changes
    - KEYS: potential uninitialized variable

 -- Seth Forshee <email address hidden> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:05:56 -0500

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Seth Forshee (sforshee) on 2016-10-18
tags: removed: verification-done-trusty
Seth Forshee (sforshee) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-trusty' to 'verification-done-trusty'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days 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-trusty
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

I'm marking this verified based on info from the bug description, e.g., commit 396f1a08db212138418b38f784e4bbe516d2fdb2 ('x86/efi: Fix boot failure with EFI stub') fixes the bug.

tags: added: verification-done-trusty
removed: verification-needed-trusty
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