Retpoline files are empty on Bionic amd64

Bug #1780979 reported by Jakub Vaněk on 2018-07-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
High
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Bionic
High
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Bug Description

Hi,

I've noticed that the '/boot/retpoline-4.15.0-*-generic' files are empty on my new Ubuntu Bionic amd64 install. Is that OK?

There has been a similar bugreport, but that was on i386:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1751021

It is possible that they are supposed to be empty, but I'm not sure at all. I've seen that on Xenial these files weren't empty.

Best regards,

Jakub Vaněk
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ProblemType: Bug
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: kuba 1274 F...m pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: kuba 1274 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=/dev/home/homeswap
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-07-10 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
MachineType: LENOVO 2024AP2
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.15.0-23-generic root=/dev/mapper/home-homeroot ro rootflags=subvol=@ priority=low quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux vt.handoff=1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-23.25-generic 4.15.18
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-4.15.0-23-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.15.0-23-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.173.1
Tags: bionic
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
_MarkForUpload: True
dmi.bios.date: 10/25/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 6DET72WW (3.22 )
dmi.board.name: 2024AP2
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6DET72WW(3.22):bd10/25/2012:svnLENOVO:pn2024AP2:pvrThinkPadX200:rvnLENOVO:rn2024AP2:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.family: ThinkPad X200
dmi.product.name: 2024AP2
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X200
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Jakub Vaněk (vanek-jakub4) wrote :

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1780979

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
tags: added: bionic

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description: updated

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Jakub Vaněk (vanek-jakub4) wrote :

` ... and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'... `
OK, but it seems strange. The help tooltip shown when changing the status says the bug is supposed to be 'Verified by someone other than the reporter.'.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: kernel-da-key
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

The files might be empty if all the sequences are marked ok.

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