linux-buildinfo: pull out ABI information into its own package

Bug #1806380 reported by Andy Whitcroft on 2018-12-03
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linux (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Disco
Bionic
Undecided
Unassigned
Cosmic
Medium
Unassigned
Disco
Medium
Andy Whitcroft

Bug Description

We have an increasing amount of ABI information which is currently exposed via the primary binary packages. Little to none of this is relevant to the end-user and does not deserve to use up space on their system. Also the kernel developer who needs to update this data does not want to downloads 10s of Megabytes of binary packages to extract this information. Pull it all out and generate all data that would require the actual binaries at kernel build time, package all of this information into a new linux-buildinfo package for consumption. This package is not installed by default.

Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2018-12-03
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → 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-cosmic' to 'verification-done-cosmic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-cosmic' to 'verification-failed-cosmic'.

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-cosmic
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!

tags: added: verification-needed-bionic
Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

Downloaded binaries for cosmic-{updates,proposed} and compared. These contain the same files other than the movement of the ABI information into the new linux-buildinfo files.

tags: added: verification-done-cosmic
removed: verification-needed-cosmic
Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

Downloaded binaries for bionic-{updates,proposed} and compared. These contain the same files other than the movement of the ABI information into the new linux-buildinfo files.

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-43.46

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linux (4.15.0-43.46) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-43.46 -proposed tracker (LP: #1806659)

  * System randomly hangs during suspend when mei_wdt is loaded (LP: #1803942)
    - SAUCE: base/dd: limit release function changes to vfio driver only

  * Workaround CSS timeout on AMD SNPS 3.0 xHC (LP: #1806838)
    - xhci: Allow more than 32 quirks
    - xhci: workaround CSS timeout on AMD SNPS 3.0 xHC

  * linux-buildinfo: pull out ABI information into its own package
    (LP: #1806380)
    - [Packaging] limit preparation to linux-libc-dev in headers
    - [Packaging] commonise debhelper invocation
    - [Packaging] ABI -- accumulate abi information at the end of the build
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add basic build information
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add firmware information to the flavour ABI
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add compiler information to the flavour ABI
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add buildinfo support to getabis
    - [Config] buildinfo -- add retpoline version markers

  * linux packages should own /usr/lib/linux/triggers (LP: #1770256)
    - [Packaging] own /usr/lib/linux/triggers

  * CVE-2018-12896
    - posix-timers: Sanitize overrun handling

  * CVE-2018-16276
    - USB: yurex: fix out-of-bounds uaccess in read handler

  * CVE-2018-10902
    - ALSA: rawmidi: Change resized buffers atomically

  * CVE-2018-18710
    - cdrom: fix improper type cast, which can leat to information leak.

  * CVE-2018-18690
    - xfs: don't fail when converting shortform attr to long form during
      ATTR_REPLACE

  * CVE-2018-14734
    - infiniband: fix a possible use-after-free bug

  * CVE-2018-18445
    - bpf: 32-bit RSH verification must truncate input before the ALU op

  * Packaging resync (LP: #1786013)
    - [Packaging] update helper scripts

 -- Kleber Sacilotto de Souza <email address hidden> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:52:12 +0000

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

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.18.0-13.14

---------------
linux (4.18.0-13.14) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.18.0-13.14 -proposed tracker (LP: #1806409)

  * linux-buildinfo: pull out ABI information into its own package
    (LP: #1806380)
    - [Packaging] limit preparation to linux-libc-dev in headers
    - [Packaging] commonise debhelper invocation
    - [Packaging] ABI -- accumulate abi information at the end of the build
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add basic build information
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add firmware information to the flavour ABI
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add compiler information to the flavour ABI
    - [Packaging] buildinfo -- add buildinfo support to getabis

  * linux packages should own /usr/lib/linux/triggers (LP: #1770256)
    - [Packaging] own /usr/lib/linux/triggers

  * Regression: hinic performance degrades over time (LP: #1805248)
    - Revert "net-next/hinic: add checksum offload and TSO support"

  * CVE-2018-18710
    - cdrom: fix improper type cast, which can leat to information leak.

 -- Khalid Elmously <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 05:10:51 +0000

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

"Someone" is re-using the same bug number for various updates. I don't want to delay for this reason this time, so re-setting to committed!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Cosmic):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
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