memory-hotplug test needs to be fixed

Bug #1710868 reported by Po-Hsu Lin on 2017-08-15
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Bug Description

SRU Justification:

Impact:
The memory-hotplug test in the kernel tree (tools/testing/selftests/memory-hotplug/) needs to be fixed:
1. The test will pass even the memory blocks are failed to be offlined [1].
2. It's using a random number generator to decide if each memory block needs to be offlined, which is not ideal for testing as the block it tries to unplug might be different between two runs.
3. The "-r" flag, percent-of-memory-to-offline, does not match what is says. It's being used as the percentage to get a memory block offlined instead.

Fix:
Apply the following patch from upstream can fix these issues:
593f9278 - selftests: typo correction for memory-hotplug test
a34b28c9 - selftests: check hot-pluggagble memory for memory-hotplug test
72441ea5 - selftests: check percentage range for memory-hotplug test
02d8f075 - selftests: add missing test name in memory-hotplug test
5ff0c60b - selftests: fix memory-hotplug test

Testcase:
Run the script directly, it will fail when all memory blocks are busy. And it will try to unplug memory blocks in a fixed order.

Regression Potential:
Negligible, it's just affecting this specific test case among those testing tools.

[1] https://paste.ubuntu.com/25318445/

CVE References

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) on 2017-08-16
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Zesty):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) on 2017-08-28
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Zesty):
assignee: nobody → Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew)

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-zesty' to 'verification-done-zesty'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-zesty' to 'verification-failed-zesty'.

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.

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tags: added: verification-needed-zesty
tags: added: verification-needed-xenial

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-xenial' to 'verification-done-xenial'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-xenial' to 'verification-failed-xenial'.

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.

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Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

As the code was landed in linux master-next branch, it can't be tested directly from our regression test suite, which is using linux master branch.

I have these tested manually. Works as expected.

tags: added: verification-done-xenial verification-done-zesty
removed: verification-needed-xenial verification-needed-zesty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.10.0-35.39

---------------
linux (4.10.0-35.39) zesty; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.10.0-35.39 -proposed tracker (LP: #1716606)

  * kernel panic -not syncing: Fatal exception: panic_on_oops (LP: #1708399)
    - SAUCE: s390/mm: fix local TLB flushing vs. detach of an mm address space
    - SAUCE: s390/mm: fix race on mm->context.flush_mm

  * CVE-2017-1000251
    - Bluetooth: Properly check L2CAP config option output buffer length

linux (4.10.0-34.38) zesty; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.10.0-34.38 -proposed tracker (LP: #1713470)

  * Ubuntu 16.04.03: perf tool does not count pm_run_inst_cmpl with rcode on
    POWER9 DD2.0 (LP: #1709964)
    - powerpc/perf: Fix Power9 test_adder fields

  * HID: multitouch: Support ALPS PTP Stick and Touchpad devices (LP: #1712481)
    - HID: multitouch: Support PTP Stick and Touchpad device
    - SAUCE: HID: multitouch: Support ALPS PTP stick with pid 0x120A

  * igb: Support using Broadcom 54616 as PHY (LP: #1712024)
    - SAUCE: igb: add support for using Broadcom 54616 as PHY

  * RPT related fixes missing in Ubuntu 16.04.3 (LP: #1709220)
    - powerpc/mm/radix: Optimise tlbiel flush all case
    - powerpc/mm/radix: Improve _tlbiel_pid to be usable for PWC flushes
    - powerpc/mm/radix: Improve TLB/PWC flushes
    - powerpc/mm/radix: Avoid flushing the PWC on every flush_tlb_range

  * AMD RV platforms with SNPS 3.1 USB controller stop responding (S3 issue)
    (LP: #1711098)
    - usb: xhci: Issue stop EP command only when the EP state is running

  * dma-buf: performance issue when looking up the fence status (LP: #1711096)
    - dma-buf: avoid scheduling on fence status query v2

  * IPR driver causes multipath to fail paths/stuck IO on Medium Errors
    (LP: #1682644)
    - scsi: ipr: do not set DID_PASSTHROUGH on CHECK CONDITION

  * Disable CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG_DEFAULT_ONLINE (LP: #1709171)
    - [Config] CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTPLUG_DEFAULT_ONLINE=n for ppc64el

  * memory-hotplug test needs to be fixed (LP: #1710868)
    - selftests: typo correction for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: check hot-pluggagble memory for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: check percentage range for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: add missing test name in memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: fix memory-hotplug test

  * Ubuntu 16.04.3: Qemu fails on P9 (LP: #1686019)
    - KVM: PPC: Pass kvm* to kvmppc_find_table()
    - KVM: PPC: Use preregistered memory API to access TCE list
    - KVM: PPC: VFIO: Add in-kernel acceleration for VFIO
    - powerpc/powernv/iommu: Add real mode version of iommu_table_ops::exchange()
    - powerpc/powernv/ioda2: Update iommu table base on ownership change
    - powerpc/iommu/vfio_spapr_tce: Cleanup iommu_table disposal
    - powerpc/vfio_spapr_tce: Add reference counting to iommu_table
    - powerpc/mmu: Add real mode support for IOMMU preregistered memory
    - KVM: PPC: Reserve KVM_CAP_SPAPR_TCE_VFIO capability number
    - KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Add radix checks in real-mode hypercall handlers

  * [SRU][Zesty] [QDF2400] pl011 E44 erratum patch needed for 2.0 firmware and
    1.1 silicon (LP: #1709123)
    - tty: pl011: fix initialization or...

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu Zesty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.4.0-96.119

---------------
linux (4.4.0-96.119) xenial; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.4.0-96.119 -proposed tracker (LP: #1716613)

  * kernel panic -not syncing: Fatal exception: panic_on_oops (LP: #1708399)
    - s390/mm: no local TLB flush for clearing-by-ASCE IDTE
    - SAUCE: s390/mm: fix local TLB flushing vs. detach of an mm address space
    - SAUCE: s390/mm: fix race on mm->context.flush_mm

  * CVE-2017-1000251
    - Bluetooth: Properly check L2CAP config option output buffer length

linux (4.4.0-95.118) xenial; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.4.0-95.118 -proposed tracker (LP: #1715651)

  * Xenial update to 4.4.78 stable release broke Address Sanitizer
    (LP: #1715636)
    - mm: revert x86_64 and arm64 ELF_ET_DYN_BASE base changes

linux (4.4.0-94.117) xenial; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.4.0-94.117 -proposed tracker (LP: #1713462)

  * mwifiex causes kernel oops when AP mode is enabled (LP: #1712746)
    - SAUCE: net/wireless: do not dereference invalid pointer
    - SAUCE: mwifiex: do not dereference invalid pointer

  * Backport more recent Broadcom bnxt_en driver (LP: #1711056)
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Import bnxt_en driver version 1.8.1
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Drop distro out-of-tree detection logic
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Remove unnecessary compile flags
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Move config settings to Kconfig
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Remove PCI_IDs handled by the regular driver
    - SAUCE: bnxt_en_bpo: Rename the backport driver to bnxt_en_bpo
    - bnxt_en_bpo: [Config] Enable CONFIG_BNXT_BPO=m

  * HID: multitouch: Support ALPS PTP Stick and Touchpad devices (LP: #1712481)
    - HID: multitouch: Support PTP Stick and Touchpad device
    - SAUCE: HID: multitouch: Support ALPS PTP stick with pid 0x120A

  * igb: Support using Broadcom 54616 as PHY (LP: #1712024)
    - SAUCE: igb: add support for using Broadcom 54616 as PHY

  * IPR driver causes multipath to fail paths/stuck IO on Medium Errors
    (LP: #1682644)
    - scsi: ipr: do not set DID_PASSTHROUGH on CHECK CONDITION

  * accessing /dev/hvc1 with stress-ng on Ubuntu xenial causes crash
    (LP: #1711401)
    - tty/hvc: Use IRQF_SHARED for OPAL hvc consoles

  * memory-hotplug test needs to be fixed (LP: #1710868)
    - selftests: typo correction for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: check hot-pluggagble memory for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: check percentage range for memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: add missing test name in memory-hotplug test
    - selftests: fix memory-hotplug test

  * HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Module (03f0:a31d) does not work (LP: #1707643)
    - net: cdc_mbim: apply "NDP to end" quirk to HP lt4132

  * Migrating KSM page causes the VM lock up as the KSM page merging list is too
    large (LP: #1680513)
    - ksm: introduce ksm_max_page_sharing per page deduplication limit
    - ksm: fix use after free with merge_across_nodes = 0
    - ksm: cleanup stable_node chain collapse case
    - ksm: swap the two output parameters of chain/chain_prune
    - ksm: optimize refile of stable_node_dup at the head of the chain

  * sort ABI files with C.UTF-8 locale (LP: #1712345)
    - [Packaging] sort ABI ...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) on 2018-06-04
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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