uio_pci_generic is not available in trusty kernel package for ppc64el

Bug #1473109 reported by David Marchand on 2015-07-09
This bug affects 2 people
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

uio_pci_generic is not enabled in linux kernel package for ppc64el while other architectures have it enabled.
This is useful for things like DPDK.

[Test Case]
modprobe uio_pci_generic

CONFIG_UIO_PCI_GENERIC=m for common ubuntu config


Looking into git tree :

~/sources/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu-14.04-trusty$ git grep UIO_PCI_GENERIC debian.master/
debian.master/config/ppc64el/config.common.ppc64el:# CONFIG_UIO_PCI_GENERIC is not set

I can't find a reason why it would be disabled only for ppc64el and I can see that utopic enables it for all architectures (common configuration).

Can we have it enabled ?
This module is used by dpdk (for example).


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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: trusty
Chris J Arges (arges) on 2015-07-09
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Chris J Arges (arges)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Looks like everything 3.13+ has CONFIG_UIO_PCI_GENERIC=m except ppc64el.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Chris J Arges (arges)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: Chris J Arges (arges) → nobody
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Sent patch to kteam ML.

description: updated
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2015-07-14
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) 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-trusty' to 'verification-done-trusty'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days 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-trusty
Thiago Martins (martinx) wrote :

Problem fixed on both "Linux 3.13.0-63-generic" and "Linux 3.16.0-48-generic" on Trusty.


tags: added: verification-done-trusty
removed: trusty verification-needed-trusty
Xiang Hui (xianghui) wrote :

modprobe failed on my Ubuntu trusty environment, can anyone help take a look?

# uname -a
Linux juju-xianghui-machine-11 3.13.0-63-generic #103-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 14 21:42:59 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# modprobe uio_pci_generic
modprobe: FATAL: Module uio_pci_generic not found.

Chris J Arges (arges) on 2016-09-21
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: Chris J Arges (arges) → nobody
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