e1000e: workaround for packet drop on 82579LM at 100Mbps

Bug #870127 reported by Terry Burton on 2011-10-07
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Leann Ogasawara
Natty
Undecided
Unassigned
Oneiric
Medium
Leann Ogasawara

Bug Description

== SRU Justification ==
Many (but not all) devices including an Intel 82579LM NIC have a hardware fault that results in packet loss

== Fix ==
Upstream commit 0ed013e28fe853244f4972cf18d8e2bd62eeb8fc

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Many (but not all) devices including an Intel 82579LM NIC have a hardware fault that results in packet loss that is worked around by the following recent patch: http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/109926/

More detail provided here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=713315

It would be useful for this patch to be applied to the distribution kernel in current supported releases as this fault exists on a large number of recent devices.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 870127

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):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Leann Ogasawara (leannogasawara)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Hi Terry,

Thanks for the reference to the upstream patch. I've built an Oneiric test kernel with the patch applied. Could you please test and let me know your results. Assuming results are positive I can submit this for Oneiric SRU. If you happen to be running Natty or an earlier release, let me know and I can build you a corresponding test kernel for that release as well. Thanks.

http://people.canonical.com/~ogasawara/lp870127/

Julian Wiedmann (jwiedmann) wrote :

For additional testing, bug 756485 has several affected users.

Terry Burton (terryburton) wrote :

Thanks for the immediate attention and test Oneiric kernel which I will test on Monday.

The patch resolves issues with a teaching/research lab of ~200 Natty hosts so I would be grateful if this was considered for a Natty SRU as it makes these simpler to maintain. I have tested the same patch with Natty and can confirm it works successfully.

Thanks.

Hi Terry,

I've built a Natty test kernel as well with the patch applied. If you could also test it on one of the affected Natty hosts that would be great. I know you mentioned you'd already tested the patch with Natty, but I want to double check that I haven't some how blundered the patch we'd officially apply to the Natty repo. I can then also work to get this submitted for Natty SRU. Thanks again.

http://people.canonical.com/~ogasawara/lp870127/natty/

Terry Burton (terryburton) wrote :

Hi Leann,

Both the Natty and Oneiric kernels have been tested successfully on several machines and resolve the issue at we are seeing.

Thanks.

description: updated

Sent to Ubuntu kernel-team mailing list for Oneiric and Natty SRU. I also sent this to upstream stable for consideration.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2011-October/017345.html

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Herton R. Krzesinski (herton) 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-oneiric' to 'verification-done-oneiric'.

If verification is not done by one week 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-oneiric
tags: added: verification-done-oneiric
removed: verification-needed-oneiric
Terry Burton (terryburton) wrote :

Testing successful.

I activated the proposed archive on my Ubuntu Oneiric install and can confirm the issue with the intel NIC got solved! Can not confirm however it was specifically this bug that solved the issue ;-)

HTH
-wim

Marking this Fix Released for the actively developed Precise 12.04 kernel. This is still making it's way through the SRU process for Oneiric and Natty.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Herton R. Krzesinski (herton) wrote :

A Natty update is now available in -proposed, with the fix for this bug (2.6.38-13.52).

It is awaiting verification that it solves the problem also on Natty. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-natty' to 'verification-done-natty'.

If verification is not done by one week 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-natty
tags: added: verification-done-natty
removed: verification-needed-natty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.0.0-13.22

---------------
linux (3.0.0-13.22) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  [Herton R. Krzesinski]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #884847

  [ Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: Add a new entry (413c:8197) to Bluetooth USB device ID
    table"

linux (3.0.0-13.21) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  [Herton R. Krzesinski]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #876701

  [ Leann Ogasawara ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: ata: make DVD drive recognisable on systems with
    Sandybridge CPT chipset"
    - LP: #737388, #782389, #794642
  * SAUCE: drm/radeon/kms: Fix logic error in DP HPD handler
    - LP: #860868

  [ Ming Lei ]

  * SAUCE: [media] uvcvideo: Set alternate setting 0 on resume if the bus
    has been reset
    - LP: #816484
  * SAUCE: ata_piix: make DVD Drive recognisable on systems with Intel
    Sandybridge chipsets(v2)
    - LP: #737388, #782389, #794642

  [ Seth Forshee ]

  * SAUCE: acer-wmi: Add wireless quirk for Lenovo 3000 N200
    - LP: #857297

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * SAUCE: Add a new entry (413c:8197) to Bluetooth USB device ID table
    - LP: #854399
  * [Config] Enable ftrace support in the mac80211 layer
    - LP: #865171
  * SAUCE: usb/core/devio.c: Check for printer class specific request
    - LP: #872711
  * SAUCE: xHCI: AMD isoc link TRB chain bit quirk
    - LP: #872811

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "rt2x00: Serialize TX operations on a queue."
    - LP: #868628
  * Revert "rt2x00: fix crash in rt2800usb_write_tx_desc"
    - LP: #868628
  * Revert "rt2x00: fix crash in rt2800usb_get_txwi"
    - LP: #868628
  * Revert "rt2x00: Move rt2800_txdone and rt2800_txdone_entry_check to
    rt2800usb."
    - LP: #868628
  * Revert "sfc: Use write-combining to reduce TX latency" and follow-ups
    - LP: #868628
  * Revert "drm/radeon/kms: fix typo in r100_blit_copy"
    - LP: #868628
  * x86, amd: Avoid cache aliasing penalties on AMD family 15h
    - LP: #862583
  * x86: Add a BSP cpu_dev helper
    - LP: #862583
  * x86, amd: Move BSP code to cpu_dev helper
    - LP: #862583
  * x86-32, amd: Move va_align definition to unbreak 32-bit build
    - LP: #862583
  * Make TASKSTATS require root access, CVE-2011-2494
    - LP: #866021
    - CVE-2011-2494
  * kernel/printk: do not turn off bootconsole in printk_late_init() if
    keep_bootcon
    - LP: #868628
  * rapidio: fix use of non-compatible registers
    - LP: #868628
  * arch/powerpc/sysdev/fsl_rio.c: correct IECSR register clear value
    - LP: #868628
  * ASoC: soc-jack: Fix checking return value of request_any_context_irq
    - LP: #868628
  * ASoC: ad193x: fix registers definition
    - LP: #868628
  * ASoC: ad193x: fix dac word len setting
    - LP: #868628
  * omap-serial: Allow IXON and IXOFF to be disabled.
    - LP: #868628
  * serial: 8250_pnp: add Intermec CV60 touchscreen device
    - LP: #868628
  * 8250_pci: add support for Rosewill RC-305 4x serial port card
    - LP: #868628
  * 8250: Fix race condition in serial8250_backup_timeout().
    - LP: #868628
  * tty: Add "spi:" prefix for spi modalias
    - LP: #868628
  * TTY: pty, fix pty counting
    - LP: #868628
  * USB: ftdi_sio: add Calao r...

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

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.38-13.52

---------------
linux (2.6.38-13.52) natty-proposed; urgency=low

  [Herton R. Krzesinski]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #887379

  [ Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk ]

  * SAUCE: x86/paravirt: Partially revert "remove lazy mode in interrupts"
    - LP: #854050

  [ Ming Lei ]

  * SAUCE: [media] uvcvideo: Set alternate setting 0 on resume if the bus
    has been reset
    - LP: #816484

  [ Seth Forshee ]

  * SAUCE: acer-wmi: Add wireless quirk for Lenovo 3000 N200
    - LP: #857297

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Make TASKSTATS require root access, CVE-2011-2494
    - LP: #866021
    - CVE-2011-2494
  * proc: restrict access to /proc/PID/io, CVE-2011-2495
    - LP: #866025
    - CVE-2011-2495
  * proc: fix a race in do_io_accounting(), CVE-2011-2495
    - LP: #866025
    - CVE-2011-2495
  * staging: comedi: fix infoleak to userspace, CVE-2011-2909
    - LP: #869261
    - CVE-2011-2909
  * perf tools: do not look at ./config for configuration, CVE-2011-2905
    - LP: #869259
    - CVE-2011-2905
  * e1000e: workaround for packet drop on 82579 at 100Mbps
    - LP: #870127
  * eCryptfs: Remove unnecessary grow_file() function
    - LP: #745836
  * eCryptfs: Remove ECRYPTFS_NEW_FILE crypt stat flag
    - LP: #745836
  * block: blkdev_get() should access ->bd_disk only after success
    - LP: #857170
  * ipv6: restore correct ECN handling on TCP xmit
    - LP: #872179
  * nl80211: fix overflow in ssid_len - CVE-2011-2517
    - LP: #869245
    - CVE-2011-2517
  * ksm: fix NULL pointer dereference in scan_get_next_rmap_item() -
    CVE-2011-2183
    - LP: #869227
    - CVE-2011-2183
  * NLM: Don't hang forever on NLM unlock requests - CVE-2011-2491
    - LP: #869237
    - CVE-2011-2491
  * KVM: fix kvmclock regression due to missing clock update
    - LP: #795717
  * drm/i915: don't enable plane, pipe and PLL prematurely
    - LP: #812638
  * drm/i915: add pipe/plane enable/disable functions
    - LP: #812638
 -- Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <email address hidden> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:11:51 -0200

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