Re: Linux 4.4.34
From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 12:29:20 EST
On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 06:22:47PM +0100, Andre Noll wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 18:06, Greg KH wrote
> > 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 . 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?
> Right, but I haven't tested PXE boot on any kernel newer than 4.4.x
> so far. All I can say for sure is that the problematic commit is
> also in Linus' tree (called 34fad54c there).
> Do you want me to check if mainline is also affected?
That would be great if you could do so.