Re: [PATCH 5.8 000/186] 5.8.8-rc1 review

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Sep 09 2020 - 14:01:16 EST

On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 09:47:05AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2020 at 05:22:22PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 5.8.8 release.
> > There are 186 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response
> > to this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please
> > let me know.
> >
> > Responses should be made by Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:21:57 +0000.
> > Anything received after that time might be too late.
> >
> Build results:
> total: 154 pass: 153 fail: 1
> Failed builds:
> powerpc:allmodconfig
> Qemu test results:
> total: 430 pass: 430 fail: 0
> The powerpc problem is the same as before:
> Inconsistent kallsyms data
> Try make KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS=1 as a workaround
> KALLSYMS_EXTRA_PASS=1 doesn't help. The problem is sporadic, elusive, and all
> but impossible to bisect. The same build passes on another system, for example,
> with a different load pattern. It may pass with -j30 and fail with -j40.
> The problem started at some point after v5.8, and got worse over time; by now
> it almost always happens. I'd be happy to debug if there is a means to do it,
> but I don't have an idea where to even start. I'd disable KALLSYMS in my
> test configurations, but the symbol is selected from various places and thus
> difficult to disable. So unless I stop building ppc:allmodconfig entirely
> we'll just have to live with the failure.

Ah, I was worried when I saw your dashboard orange for this kernel.

I guess the powerpc maintainers don't care? Sad :(

Anyway, thanks for testing them all and letting me know.

greg k-h