Cannot set MTU higher than 1500 in Xen instance

Bug #1781413 reported by Nivedita Singhvi on 2018-07-12
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linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Xenial
High
Stefan Bader
Bionic
Undecided
Kamal Mostafa

Bug Description

[Impact]
The latest Xenial update has broken MTU functionality in Xen: specifically,
setting MTUs larger than 1500 fails. This prevents Jumbo Frames and other
features which require larger than 1500 byte MTUs from being used. This can
lead to a failure to sync/connect to other components in the cluster/cloud
which expect higher MTUs and result in unavailable services.

This can be worked around by manually using ethtool to set SCATTER/GATHER
functionality:
- $ sudo ethtool -K $interface_name sg on

The issue is caused by the following commit to the xen-netfront driver:
"xen-netfront: Fix race between device setup and open"
commit f599c64fdf7d9c108e8717fb04bc41c680120da4
Introduced: v4.16-rc1

Reverting the above fix has confirmed that the problem goes away.

The following commits fix this issue in the mainline kernel:

"xen-netfront: Fix mismatched rtnl_unlock"
commit cb257783c2927b73614b20f915a91ff78aa6f3e8
Introduced: v4.18-rc3
"xen-netfront: Update features after registering netdev"
commit 45c8184c1bed1ca8a7f02918552063a00b909bf5
Introduced: v4.18-rc3

[Test Case]
1. Launch a Xen instance using the latest kernel version (e.g. 4.4.0-130,
or 4.4.0-1062-aws)
2. Change MTU to 9000 or other value > 1500.

[Regression Potential]
The kernel patch might not be able to set MTU.

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 1781413

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
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Incomplete
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2018-07-12
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Stefan Bader (smb)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa)
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-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.

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

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

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!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa) wrote :

Fix verified in Xenial linux (4.4.0-131.157) and Xenial linux-aws (4.4.0-1063.72).

tags: added: verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed-xenial
Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa) wrote :

Fix verified in Bionic linux (4.15.0-28.30) and Bionic linux-aws (4.15.0-1015.15).

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-29.31

---------------
linux (4.15.0-29.31) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-29.31 -proposed tracker (LP: #1782173)

  * [SRU Bionic][Cosmic] kernel panic in ipmi_ssif at msg_done_handler
    (LP: #1777716)
    - ipmi_ssif: Fix kernel panic at msg_done_handler

  * Update to ocxl driver for 18.04.1 (LP: #1775786)
    - misc: ocxl: use put_device() instead of device_unregister()
    - powerpc: Add TIDR CPU feature for POWER9
    - powerpc: Use TIDR CPU feature to control TIDR allocation
    - powerpc: use task_pid_nr() for TID allocation
    - ocxl: Rename pnv_ocxl_spa_remove_pe to clarify it's action
    - ocxl: Expose the thread_id needed for wait on POWER9
    - ocxl: Add an IOCTL so userspace knows what OCXL features are available
    - ocxl: Document new OCXL IOCTLs
    - ocxl: Fix missing unlock on error in afu_ioctl_enable_p9_wait()

  * Critical upstream bugfix missing in Ubuntu 18.04 - frequent Xorg crash after
    suspend (LP: #1776887)
    - ocxl: Document the OCXL_IOCTL_GET_METADATA IOCTL

  * Hard LOCKUP observed on stressing Ubuntu 18 04 (LP: #1777194)
    - powerpc: use NMI IPI for smp_send_stop
    - powerpc: Fix smp_send_stop NMI IPI handling

  * IPL: ppc64_cpu --frequency hang with INFO: rcu_sched detected stalls on
    CPUs/tasks on w34 and wsbmc016 with 920.1714.20170330n (LP: #1773964)
    - rtc: opal: Fix OPAL RTC driver OPAL_BUSY loops

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda2): ext4_validate_block_bitmap:383:
    comm stress-ng: bg 4705: bad block bitmap checksum (LP: #1781709)
    - SAUCE: Revert "UBUNTU: SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm
      stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap"
    - SAUCE: ext4: check for allocation block validity with block group locked

linux (4.15.0-28.30) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-28.30 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781433)

  * Cannot set MTU higher than 1500 in Xen instance (LP: #1781413)
    - xen-netfront: Fix mismatched rtnl_unlock
    - xen-netfront: Update features after registering netdev

linux (4.15.0-27.29) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-27.29 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781062)

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_validate_inode_bitmap:99:
    comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap (LP: #1780137)
    - SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode
      bitmap

linux (4.15.0-26.28) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-26.28 -proposed tracker (LP: #1780112)

  * failure to boot with linux-image-4.15.0-24-generic (LP: #1779827) // Cloud-
    init causes potentially huge boot delays with 4.15 kernels (LP: #1780062)
    - random: Make getrandom() ready earlier

linux (4.15.0-25.27) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-25.27 -proposed tracker (LP: #1779354)

  * hisi_sas_v3_hw: internal task abort: timeout and not done. (LP: #1777736)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Update a couple of register settings for v3 hw

  * hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init (LP: #1777734)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init

  * hisi_sas: improve read performance by pre-allocating slot DMA buffers
    (LP: #1777727)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: use dma_zalloc_cohe...

Read more...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.4.0-131.157

---------------
linux (4.4.0-131.157) xenial; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.4.0-131.157 -proposed tracker (LP: #1779376)

  * Cannot set MTU higher than 1500 in Xen instance (LP: #1781413)
    - xen-netfront: Fix mismatched rtnl_unlock
    - xen-netfront: Update features after registering netdev

 -- Stefan Bader <email address hidden> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:00:46 +0200

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
Download full text (4.1 KiB)

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-29.31

---------------
linux (4.15.0-29.31) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-29.31 -proposed tracker (LP: #1782173)

  * [SRU Bionic][Cosmic] kernel panic in ipmi_ssif at msg_done_handler
    (LP: #1777716)
    - ipmi_ssif: Fix kernel panic at msg_done_handler

  * Update to ocxl driver for 18.04.1 (LP: #1775786)
    - misc: ocxl: use put_device() instead of device_unregister()
    - powerpc: Add TIDR CPU feature for POWER9
    - powerpc: Use TIDR CPU feature to control TIDR allocation
    - powerpc: use task_pid_nr() for TID allocation
    - ocxl: Rename pnv_ocxl_spa_remove_pe to clarify it's action
    - ocxl: Expose the thread_id needed for wait on POWER9
    - ocxl: Add an IOCTL so userspace knows what OCXL features are available
    - ocxl: Document new OCXL IOCTLs
    - ocxl: Fix missing unlock on error in afu_ioctl_enable_p9_wait()

  * Critical upstream bugfix missing in Ubuntu 18.04 - frequent Xorg crash after
    suspend (LP: #1776887)
    - ocxl: Document the OCXL_IOCTL_GET_METADATA IOCTL

  * Hard LOCKUP observed on stressing Ubuntu 18 04 (LP: #1777194)
    - powerpc: use NMI IPI for smp_send_stop
    - powerpc: Fix smp_send_stop NMI IPI handling

  * IPL: ppc64_cpu --frequency hang with INFO: rcu_sched detected stalls on
    CPUs/tasks on w34 and wsbmc016 with 920.1714.20170330n (LP: #1773964)
    - rtc: opal: Fix OPAL RTC driver OPAL_BUSY loops

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda2): ext4_validate_block_bitmap:383:
    comm stress-ng: bg 4705: bad block bitmap checksum (LP: #1781709)
    - SAUCE: Revert "UBUNTU: SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm
      stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap"
    - SAUCE: ext4: check for allocation block validity with block group locked

linux (4.15.0-28.30) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-28.30 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781433)

  * Cannot set MTU higher than 1500 in Xen instance (LP: #1781413)
    - xen-netfront: Fix mismatched rtnl_unlock
    - xen-netfront: Update features after registering netdev

linux (4.15.0-27.29) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-27.29 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781062)

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_validate_inode_bitmap:99:
    comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap (LP: #1780137)
    - SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode
      bitmap

linux (4.15.0-26.28) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-26.28 -proposed tracker (LP: #1780112)

  * failure to boot with linux-image-4.15.0-24-generic (LP: #1779827) // Cloud-
    init causes potentially huge boot delays with 4.15 kernels (LP: #1780062)
    - random: Make getrandom() ready earlier

linux (4.15.0-25.27) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-25.27 -proposed tracker (LP: #1779354)

  * hisi_sas_v3_hw: internal task abort: timeout and not done. (LP: #1777736)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Update a couple of register settings for v3 hw

  * hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init (LP: #1777734)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init

  * hisi_sas: improve read performance by pre-allocating slot DMA buffers
    (LP: #1777727)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: use dma_zalloc_cohe...

Read more...

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