Re: Linux 4.4.34

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 12:13:57 EST

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 05:59:12PM +0100, Andre Noll wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 10:28, Greg KH wrote
> > I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.34 kernel.
> >
> > All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.
> This update broke PXE boot on our 4-way AMD boxes. The kernel panics in
> eth_type_trans(), presumably during kernel-level IP autoconfiguration,
> see [1]. Bisection points me at 5c67f947 (net: __skb_flow_dissect()
> must cap its return value). And indeed, reverting this commit fixes
> the problem for me.
> Investigation showed that the real problem is not the change in the
> above commit per se (i.e., capping ->thoff) but the fact that in the
> success case, where we jump to the "out_good" label, ->thoff is now
> set *after* ->n_proto and ->ip_proto. I fail to see how order matters
> here, but it clearly does, since the crash is 100% reproducible,
> and is fixed by the commit below (on top of v4.4.34).
> Please consider applying something like the patch below for mainline
> and -stable.

If this issue is also the same for Linus's tree, we should cc: netdev so
that the patch can get into there, right?


greg k-h