Include backport of vmware stable TSC patchset

Bug #319945 reported by Stefan Bader on 2009-01-22
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linux (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Stefan Bader
Hardy
Wishlist
Stefan Bader
Intrepid
Wishlist
Stefan Bader

Bug Description

This is a tracking bug for the mailing list request to include backported vmware patches.

I had to give you a heads up on some patches that we would want you to
consider for your ubuntu hardy and intrepid tree.
These patches fix some of the TSC related bugs which occur only in a
virtualized environment. The reason they are important for VMware is
because we rely on TSC as the primary clocksource for timekeeping rather
than a paravirtualized clocksource.

So these patches are pretty important for correct timekeeping under
VMware.

Can you please pick these patches for the next kernel update/release.
They are in the x86 tree right now and should be merged during the
2.6.29 merge cycle.

Stefan Bader (smb) on 2009-01-22
Changed in linux:
assignee: nobody → stefan-bader-canonical
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → In Progress
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2009-01-28
Changed in linux:
assignee: nobody → stefan-bader-canonical
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → stefan-bader-canonical
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.28-7.18

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linux (2.6.28-7.18) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Alok Kataria ]

  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: add a synthetic TSC_RELIABLE feature
    bit
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: add X86_FEATURE_HYPERVISOR feature bit
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: Hypervisor detection and get tsc_freq
    from hypervisor
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: Add a synthetic TSC_RELIABLE feature
    bit.
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: Skip verification by the watchdog for
    TSC clocksource.
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: VMware: Fix vmware_get_tsc code
    - LP: #319945
  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: vmware: look for DMI string in the
    product serial key
    - LP: #319945

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * SAUCE: toshiba_acpi -- pull in current -dev version of driver
    - LP: #269831
  * SAUCE: toshiba_acpi -- add acpi hotkey kernel thread
    - LP: #269831
  * move toshiba laptops back from tlsup to toshiba_acpi
    - LP: #269831

  [ Aneesh Kumar K.V ]

  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Fix the delalloc
    writepages to allocate blocks at the right offset.
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: avoid ext4_error when
    mounting a fs with a single bg
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Don't overwrite
    allocation_context ac_status
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Add blocks added during
    resize to bitmap
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Use
    EXT4_GROUP_INFO_NEED_INIT_BIT during resize
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: cleanup mballoc header
    files
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: don't use blocks freed but
    not yet committed in buddy cache init
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Fix race between
    read_block_bitmap() and mark_diskspace_used()
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Fix the race between
    read_inode_bitmap() and ext4_new_inode()
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Use new buffer_head flag
    to check uninit group bitmaps initialization
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: mark the blocks/inode
    bitmap beyond end of group as used
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Don't allow new groups to
    be added during block allocation
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Init the complete page
    while building buddy cache
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Fix s_dirty_blocks_counter
    if block allocation failed with nodelalloc

  [ Hannes Eder ]

  * SAUCE: (drop after 2.6.29) x86: vmware - fix sparse warnings
    - LP: #319945

  [ Luke Yelavich ]

  * hid modules have hyphens instead of underscores in their names

  [ Mark Fasheh ]

  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) jbd2: Add BH_JBDPrivateStart

  [ Theodore Ts'o ]

  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: Add support for non-native
    signed/unsigned htree hash algorithms
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y update) ext4: tone down
    ext4_da_writepages warnings
  * SAUCE: (revert before 2.6.28.y...

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Changed in linux:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted linux into intrepid-proposed; please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Fixes have been committed to Hardy. One additional patch added to import those changes into Xen specific header files.
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy.git;a=commitdiff;h=acc45377a3a9938404bcc27586bd7ab4a2add062

Changed in linux:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted into hardy-proposed; please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Paul Elliott (omahn) wrote :

Hi Stefan,

I would like to test this on our ESX setup as we often see the 'Clocksource tsc unstable' warnings on these machines. Do you have a test case to reliably repeat the issue? We get the warning sporadically without any obvious pattern which makes testing the -proposed packages a little tricky..

Thanks, Paul.

As I don't have a real good environment for this, I never saw this myself. The
descriptions of the bug sound like it could happen more often when the host is
very busy (probably the guest workload should not be to high but might not
matter much). So the guest process is not scheduled for a longer period of time
by the host...

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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.24-24.53

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linux (2.6.24-24.53) hardy-proposed; urgency=low

  [Stefan Bader]

  * Rebuild of 2.6.24-24.51 with 2.6.24-23.52 security patches applied.

linux (2.6.24-24.51) hardy-proposed; urgency=low

  [Alessio Igor Bogani]

  * rt: Updated PREEMPT_RT support to rt27
    - LP: #324275

  [Steve Beattie]

  * fix apparmor memory leak on deleted file ops
    - LP: #329489

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * KVM: MMU: Add locking around kvm_mmu_slot_remove_write_access()
    - LP: #335097, #333409
  * serial: 8250: fix shared interrupts issues with SMP and RT kernels
    - LP: #280821
  * 8250.c: port.lock is irq-safe
    - LP: #280821
  * ACPI: Clear WAK_STS on resume
    - LP: #251338

linux (2.6.24-24.50) hardy-proposed; urgency=low

  [Alok Kataria]

  * x86: add X86_FEATURE_HYPERVISOR feature bit
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: add a synthetic TSC_RELIABLE feature bit
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: vmware: look for DMI string in the product serial key
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: Hypervisor detection and get tsc_freq from hypervisor
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: Use the synthetic TSC_RELIABLE bit to workaround virtualization
    anomalies.
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: Skip verification by the watchdog for TSC clocksource.
    - LP: #319945
  * x86: Mark TSC synchronized on VMware.
    - LP: #319945

  [Colin Ian King]

  * SAUCE: Bluetooth USB: fix kernel panic during suspend while streaming
    audio to bluetooth headset
    - LP: #331106

  [James Troup]

  * XEN: Enable architecture specific get_unmapped_area_topdown
    - LP: #237724

  [Stefan Bader]

  * Xen: Fix FTBS after Vmware TSC updates.
    - LP: #319945

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * r8169: fix RxMissed register access
    - LP: #324760
  * r8169: Tx performance tweak helper
    - LP: #326891
  * r8169: use pci_find_capability for the PCI-E features
    - LP: #326891
  * r8169: add 8168/8101 registers description
    - LP: #326891
  * r8169: add hw start helpers for the 8168 and the 8101
    - LP: #326891
  * r8169: additional 8101 and 8102 support
    - LP: #326891
  * Fix memory corruption in console selection
    - LP: #329007

linux (2.6.24-23.52) hardy-security; urgency=low

  [Stefan Bader]
  * rt: Fix FTBS caused by shm changes
    - CVE-2009-0859

  [Steve Beattie]

  * fix apparmor memory leak on deleted file ops
    - LP: #329489

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * NFS: Remove the buggy lock-if-signalled case from do_setlk()
    - CVE-2008-4307
  * sctp: Avoid memory overflow while FWD-TSN chunk is received with bad
    stream ID
    - CVE-2009-0065
  * net: 4 bytes kernel memory disclosure in SO_BSDCOMPAT gsopt try #2
    - CVE-2009-0676
  * sparc: Fix mremap address range validation.
    - CVE-2008-6107
  * copy_process: fix CLONE_PARENT && parent_exec_id interaction
    - CVE-2009-0028
  * security: introduce missing kfree
    - CVE-2009-0031
  * eCryptfs: check readlink result was not an error before using it
    - CVE-2009-0269
  * dell_rbu: use scnprintf() instead of less secure sprintf()
    - CVE-2009-0322
  * drivers/net/skfp: if !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN): inverted logic
    - CVE-2009-0675
  * Ext4: Fix online res...

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.27-14.33

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linux (2.6.27-14.33) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low

  [Stefan Bader]

  * Fix FTBS due to a mysteriously missing ABI directory.

linux (2.6.27-14.32) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low

  [Stefan Bader]

  * Rebuild of 2.6.27-14.30 with 2.6.27-11.31 security patches applied

linux (2.6.27-14.30) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Alexey Starikovskiy ]

  * SAUCE: ACPI: EC: Limit workaround for ASUS notebooks even more
    - LP: #288385

  [ Huaxu Wan ]

  * SAUCE: report rfkill changes event if interface is down
    - LP: #193970

  [ Scott James Remnant ]

  * SAUCE: floppy: Provide a PnP device table in the module.
    - LP: #255651

  [ Steve Beattie ]

  * fix apparmor memory leak on deleted file ops
    - LP: #329489

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * Revert "ACPI: Fix compiler warnings introduced by 32 to 64 bit acpi
    conversions"
    - LP: #337019
  * Revert "ACPI: Change acpi_evaluate_integer to support 64-bit on 32-bit
    kernels"
    - LP: #337019

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * KVM: MMU: Add locking around kvm_mmu_slot_remove_write_access()
    - LP: #335097, #333409
  * ricoh_mmc: Handle newer models of Ricoh controllers
    - LP: #311932

linux (2.6.27-13.29) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Colin Ian King ]

  * SAUCE: Bluetooth USB: fix kernel panic during suspend while streaming
    audio to bluetooth headset
    - LP: #331106, #322082

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: Work around ACPI corruption upon suspend on some Dell
    machines." (replaced by stable update)
    - LP: #330200
  * Revert "SAUCE: Add back in lost commit for Apple BT Wireless Keyboard"
    (replaced by stable update)
    - LP: #330902

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "vt: fix background color on line feed"
    - LP: #330200
  * ti_usb_3410_5052: support alternate firmware
    - LP: #231276
  * fuse: destroy bdi on umount
    - LP: #324921
  * fuse: fix missing fput on error
    - LP: #324921
  * fuse: fix NULL deref in fuse_file_alloc()
    - LP: #324921
  * inotify: clean up inotify_read and fix locking problems
    - LP: #324921
  * mac80211: decrement ref count to netdev after launching mesh discovery
    - LP: #324921
  * sysfs: fix problems with binary files
    - LP: #324921
  * x86, mm: fix pte_free()
    - LP: #324921
  * alpha: nautilus - fix compile failure with gcc-4.3
    - LP: #324921
  * it821x: Add ultra_mask quirk for Vortex86SX
    - LP: #324921
  * libata: pata_via: support VX855, future chips whose IDE controller use
    0x0571
    - LP: #324921
  * rtl8187: Add termination packet to prevent stall
    - LP: #324921
  * serial_8250: support for Sealevel Systems Model 7803 COMM+8
    - LP: #324921
  * SUNRPC: Fix a memory leak in rpcb_getport_async
    - LP: #324921
  * SUNRPC: Fix autobind on cloned rpc clients
    - LP: #324921
  * USB: fix char-device disconnect handling
    - LP: #324921
  * USB: storage: add unusual devs entry
    - LP: #324921
  * USB: usbmon: Implement compat_ioctl
    - LP: #324921
  * ALSA: hda - add another MacBook Pro 4, 1 subsystem ID
    - LP: #324921
  * ALSA: hda - Add quirk for HP DV6700 laptop
    - LP: #324921
  * ALSA: ...

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