sysdig 0.8.0-1 ADT test failure with linux-hwe 4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2

Bug #1704283 reported by Andy Whitcroft on 2017-07-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sysdig (Ubuntu)
Colin Ian King

Bug Description



With Xenial HWE 4.10 kernels we see sysdig dkms package build failures because we are missing compat fixes for 4.10 with the Xenial sysdig dkms modules.

The fix is a minimal backport of missing compat changes to the driver, namely sysdig upstream commits:

    - [39ac26] Fix compilation issues with kernel 4.9 (#684)
    - [68823f] Ifdef __access_remote_vm since the function was made
               publicly accessible (#711)
    - [bf396c] Support for updated cpu hotplug API in 4.10
               kernel (#744)

[Test Case]

Install sysdig and sysdig-dkms. This should build the dkms modules correctly without failure. Next, one should be able to run the following command and gather sysdig events without problem:

sudo sysdig

[Regression Potential]
This could possibly break kernel combinations that we have not tested between 4.8 and 4.10. I have tested this with 4.4.0-83, 4.8.0-58 and also 4.10.0-26. The failure to build will mean that sysdig won't work on kernels we may not support.


Testing failed on:

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :
tags: added: kernel-adt-failure kernel-adt-failure-lts-trusty
Changed in sysdig (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Colin Ian King (colin-king)
status: New → In Progress
description: updated

Hello Andy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted sysdig into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in sysdig (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Colin Ian King (colin-king) wrote :

Installed Xenial, tested updated sysdig with 4.4.0-72 - works OK. Installed HWE kernel 4.10.0-27, tested with updated systed - works OK too.

Marking as validated.

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

This bug was fixed in the package sysdig - 0.8.0-1ubuntu1

sysdig (0.8.0-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Fix build issues with 4.10 HWE kernel headers (LP: #1704283)
    backports of upstream sysdig commits:
    - [39ac26] Fix compilation issues with kernel 4.9 (#684)
    - [68823f] Ifdef __access_remote_vm since the function was made
               publicly accessible (#711)
    - [bf396c] Support for updated cpu hotplug API in 4.10
               kernel (#744)

 -- Colin Ian King <email address hidden> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:57:52 +0100

Changed in sysdig (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for sysdig has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Bug attachments