efifb broken on ThunderX-based Gigabyte nodes

Bug #1758375 reported by dann frazier on 2018-03-23
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dann frazier

Bug Description

[Impact]
The following error is reported on boot:

[ 6.290553] pci 0004:21:00.0: BAR 0: failed to claim resource for efifb!

This results in the efifb not being activated at boot. On this platform, the same device will be initialized by the astdrmfb driver later in boot, so this isn't fatal, so the real SRU justification here is getting rid of the error message. It is possible that there are platforms where the efifb is behind a PCI bridge, and there is no accelerated alternative that will load later. This (theoretical) issue is most likely to impact d-i installs, where only a subset of fb drivers are included.

[Test Case]
dmesg | grep "failed to claim resource for efifb"

[Regression Risk]
The fix for this has been upstream since v4.14 with no known regressions. The driver is only used on EFI systems, which limits the risk to a subset of x86/ARM platforms. Regression tested on a Dell PowerEdge T610 (x86/UEFI).

I have a test fix in ppa:dannf/efifb for regression testing.

CVE References

dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-03-23
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-03-23
description: updated
dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-03-23
description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) 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-artful' to 'verification-done-artful'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-artful' to 'verification-failed-artful'.

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-artful
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

ubuntu@alekhin:~$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.13.0-39-generic (buildd@bos02-arm64-024) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu/Linaro 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9)) #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 5 16:44:45 UTC 2018
ubuntu@alekhin:~$ dmesg | grep "failed to claim resource for efifb"

tags: added: verification-done-artful
removed: verification-needed-artful
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.13.0-39.44

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linux (4.13.0-39.44) artful; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.13.0-39.44 -proposed tracker (LP: #1761456)

  * intel-microcode 3.20180312.0 causes lockup at login screen(w/ linux-
    image-4.13.0-37-generic) (LP: #1759920) // CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre v2
    Intel) // CVE-2017-5754
    - x86/mm: Reinitialize TLB state on hotplug and resume

  * intel-microcode 3.20180312.0 causes lockup at login screen(w/ linux-
    image-4.13.0-37-generic) (LP: #1759920) // CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre v2 Intel)
    - Revert "x86/mm: Only set IBPB when the new thread cannot ptrace current
      thread"
    - x86/speculation: Use Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier in context switch

  * DKMS driver builds fail with: Cannot use CONFIG_STACK_VALIDATION=y, please
    install libelf-dev, libelf-devel or elfutils-libelf-devel (LP: #1760876)
    - [Packaging] include the retpoline extractor in the headers

  * retpoline hints: primary infrastructure and initial hints (LP: #1758856)
    - [Packaging] retpoline-extract: flag *0xNNN(%reg) branches
    - x86/speculation, objtool: Annotate indirect calls/jumps for objtool
    - x86/speculation, objtool: Annotate indirect calls/jumps for objtool on 32bit
    - x86/paravirt, objtool: Annotate indirect calls
    - [Packaging] retpoline -- add safe usage hint support
    - [Packaging] retpoline-check -- only report additions
    - [Packaging] retpoline -- widen indirect call/jmp detection
    - [Packaging] retpoline -- elide %rip relative indirections
    - [Packaging] retpoline -- clear hint information from packages
    - KVM: x86: Make indirect calls in emulator speculation safe
    - KVM: VMX: Make indirect call speculation safe
    - x86/boot, objtool: Annotate indirect jump in secondary_startup_64()
    - SAUCE: early/late -- annotate indirect calls in early/late initialisation
      code
    - SAUCE: vga_set_mode -- avoid jump tables
    - [Config] retpoline -- switch to new format
    - [Packaging] retpoline hints -- handle missing files when RETPOLINE not
      enabled
    - [Packaging] final-checks -- remove check for empty retpoline files

  * retpoline: ignore %cs:0xNNN constant indirections (LP: #1752655)
    - [Packaging] retpoline -- elide %cs:0xNNNN constants on i386

  * zfs system process hung on container stop/delete (LP: #1754584)
    - SAUCE: Fix non-prefaulted page deadlock (LP: #1754584)

  * zfs-linux 0.6.5.11-1ubuntu5 ADT test failure with linux 4.15.0-1.2
    (LP: #1737761)
    - SAUCE: (noup) Update zfs to 0.6.5.11-1ubuntu3.2

  * AT_BASE_PLATFORM in AUXV is absent on kernels available on Ubuntu 17.10
    (LP: #1759312)
    - powerpc/64s: Fix NULL AT_BASE_PLATFORM when using DT CPU features

  * btrfs and tar sparse truncate archives (LP: #1757565)
    - Btrfs: move definition of the function btrfs_find_new_delalloc_bytes
    - Btrfs: fix reported number of inode blocks after buffered append writes

  * efifb broken on ThunderX-based Gigabyte nodes (LP: #1758375)
    - drivers/fbdev/efifb: Allow BAR to be moved instead of claiming it

  * Intel i40e PF reset due to incorrect MDD detection (continues...)
    (LP: #1723127)
    - i40e/i40ev...

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