[SRU][Zesty] Fix lscpu segfault on ARM64 with SMBIOS v2.0

Bug #1716483 reported by Manoj Iyer
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Manoj Iyer

Bug Description

On ARM64 systems with smbios v2.0, lscpu segfaults. This is caused by the fact that lspci issues a read() on /dev/mem at the offset where it expects to find the SMBIOS structure array. However, this
region is classified as EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICE_DATA (as per the UEFI spec), and so it is omitted from the linear mapping.

The issue was observed with kexec/kdump usecases when a FPDT ACPI table is presented to HLOS from the firmware.

Fixed upstream:
1151f838cb62 arm64: kernel: restrict /dev/mem read() calls to linear region

[Regression Potential]
The patch is confined to ARM64 arch, and applies only to systems with SMBIOS v2.0. Risk is low.

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Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1716483

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: zesty
Manoj Iyer (manjo)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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Manoj Iyer (manjo) wrote :

I have a test kernel in PPA:

Can you please test this kernel and post your results in bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1716483 so that I can submit for SRU? Also, could you please share the test and firmware that was used to report this bug?

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Jeffrey Hugo (jhugo-o) wrote :


Reported against FW 1.5. Validated against FW 2.0

sudo apt-get install kexec-tools
sudo kexec -l -d /boot/vmlinuz-<version> --initrd=/boot/initrd.img-<version> --reuse-cmd
sudo kexec -e

wait up to 10 minutes for the new kernel to boot

System will crash at userspace boot without this fix.

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Manoj Iyer (manjo) wrote :

Thanks Jeff. Will SRU this shortly. If this patch is accepted you will need to help me verify the -proposed as well.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Zesty):
status: New → Fix Committed
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Kleber Sacilotto de Souza (kleber-souza) 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-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.

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

tags: added: verification-needed-zesty
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dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

I verified that the kdump failure symptom (Comment #3) has now been resolved. The crashkernel successfully boots into userspace and is able to complete the dump collection.

tags: added: verification-done-zesty
removed: verification-needed-zesty
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.10.0-38.42

linux (4.10.0-38.42) zesty; urgency=low

  * linux: 4.10.0-38.42 -proposed tracker (LP: #1722330)

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    (LP: #1720359)
    - scsi: hpsa: limit transfer length to 1MB

  * [Dell Docking IE][0bda:8153] Realtek USB Ethernet leads to system hang
    (LP: #1720977)
    - r8152: fix the list rx_done may be used without initialization

  * Touchpad not detected in Lenovo X1 Yoga / Yoga 720-15IKB (LP: #1700657)
    - mfd: intel-lpss: Add missing PCI ID for Intel Sunrise Point LPSS devices

  * Add installer support for Broadcom BCM573xx network drivers. (LP: #1720466)
    - d-i: Add bnxt_en to nic-modules.

  * CVE-2017-1000252
    - KVM: VMX: Do not BUG() on out-of-bounds guest IRQ

  * CVE-2017-10663
    - f2fs: sanity check checkpoint segno and blkoff

  * xfstest sanity checks on seek operations fails (LP: #1696049)
    - xfs: fix off-by-one on max nr_pages in xfs_find_get_desired_pgoff()

  * [P9, Power NV][ WSP][Ubuntu 16.04.03] : perf hw breakpoint command results
    in call traces and system goes for reboot. (LP: #1706033)
    - powerpc/64s: Handle data breakpoints in Radix mode

  * 5U84 - ses driver isn't binding right - cannot blink lights on 1 of the 2
    5u84 (LP: #1693369)
    - scsi: ses: do not add a device to an enclosure if enclosure_add_links()

  * Vlun resize request could fail with cxlflash driver (LP: #1713575)
    - scsi: cxlflash: Fix vlun resize failure in the shrink path

  * More migrations with constant load (LP: #1713576)
    - sched/fair: Prefer sibiling only if local group is under-utilized

  * New PMU fixes for marked events. (LP: #1716491)
    - powerpc/perf: POWER9 PMU stops after idle workaround

  * CVE-2017-14340
    - xfs: XFS_IS_REALTIME_INODE() should be false if no rt device present

  * [Zesty][Yakkety] rtl8192e bug fixes (LP: #1698470)
    - staging: rtl8192e: rtl92e_fill_tx_desc fix write to mapped out memory.
    - staging: rtl8192e: fix 2 byte alignment of register BSSIDR.
    - staging: rtl8192e: rtl92e_get_eeprom_size Fix read size of EPROM_CMD.
    - staging: rtl8192e: GetTs Fix invalid TID 7 warning.

  * Stranded with ENODEV after mdadm --readonly (LP: #1706243)
    - md: MD_CLOSING needs to be cleared after called md_set_readonly or

  * multipath -ll is not showing the disks which are actually multipath
    (LP: #1718397)
    - fs: aio: fix the increment of aio-nr and counting against aio-max-nr

  * ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad inconsistently detected (Gigabyte P57W laptop)
    (LP: #1594214)
    - Input: i8042 - add Gigabyte P57 to the keyboard reset table

  * CVE-2017-10911
    - xen-blkback: don't leak stack data via response ring

  * CVE-2017-11176
    - mqueue: fix a use-after-free in sys_mq_notify()

  * implement 'complain mode' in seccomp for developer mode with snaps
    (LP: #1567597)
    - Revert "UBUNTU: SAUCE: seccomp: log actions even when audit is disabled"
    - seccomp: Provide matching filter for introspection
    - seccomp: Sysctl to display available actions
    - seccomp: Operation for checking if an a...


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