SRU request for LP#238118

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Thu Jun 12 10:42:40 BST 2008


Stefan Bader wrote:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/linux/+bug/238118
> 
> SRU justification:
> 
> Impact: Hard lockups when doing heavy (IMO just higher) I/O load. The
> reason is that dma_get_required_mask returns a wrong value and thus the
> memory management will get confused.
> (Bit of a guess but adapter will use 32bit DMA mask instead of 39bit
> which it should use. So probably memory areas won't be used and other
> areas not freed because there are still free ones)
> 
> Fix: From upstream (in Intrepid) will remove the limit to the current
> dma mask when actually the new limit is required.
> 
> Testcase: From kernel bug report it was sufficient to do a gzip which
> hung within a few minutes.
> 
> Note: this change would also apply to Gutsy. Should changes go to both?
> Not really a security issue...
> 

ACK for both Hardy and Gutsy.

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Tim Gardner tim.gardner at ubuntu.com



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