[Hardy] r8169: intermediate connection problems on server

Bug #324760 reported by Stefan Bader on 2009-02-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Stefan Bader

Bug Description

SRU justification:

Impact: There is a register which is only valid for r8169 chipsets but currently gets used unconditionally. Also only the lower 3bits of that register are valid.

Fix: Backport of upstream fix: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/netdev-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=523a609496dbc3897e530db2a2f27650d125ea00;hp=e93dcb11dd6468000f2f018bd887e94b074ce931

Testcase: Manual network setup with r8169 based network card sometimes gets connection problems as described below.

Reported by emgent:

The problem is that r8169 driver don't work fine in Hardy heron, some times dhclient go to sleep and do not assign real IP Address. After reboot sometimes work and sometimes not.

This issue has only be seen on ubuntu-server. This might be due to NetworkManager does some tweaks to get around this.

Stefan Bader (smb) on 2009-02-03
Changed in linux:
assignee: nobody → stefan-bader-canonical
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :


Is this fix present in the jaunty kernel?

Changed in linux:
status: New → 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!

Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Yes, it is already included with Jaunty. The changes requested are also present in Intrepid.

Changed in linux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.24-24.53

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
    - 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...


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