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SubjectRe: Linux 4.2.4
On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 10:30:36AM +0100, Gerhard Wiesinger wrote:
> On 25.10.2015 10:03, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> >On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 01:25:47AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> >>On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 08:25:49AM +0100, Gerhard Wiesinger wrote:
> >>>On 23.10.2015 02:33, Greg KH wrote:
> >>>>I'm announcing the release of the 4.2.4 kernel.
> >>>>
> >>>>All users of the 4.2 kernel series must upgrade.
> >>>>
> >>>>The updated 4.2.y git tree can be found at:
> >>>> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.2.y
> >>>>and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
> >>>> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary
> >>>>
> >>>>thanks,
> >>>>
> >>>>greg k-h
> >>>>
> >>>Hello Greg,
> >>>
> >>>Kernel 4.2.4 is still broken regarding iptables/ipset:
> >>>https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272645
> >>>
> >>>Kernel 4.1.10 works well.
> >>>
> >>>Please fix it ASAP.
> >>Fix it with what patch?
> >It's not even sure there's a patch for this. There were numerous changes
> >to ipset between 4.1 and 4.2 and very few in 4.3-rc, any you backported
> >them all. Also, Gerhard's trace in the bugzilla report above is very
> >poor, there's just one line of the panic, nothing exploitable at all,
> >nothing even indicates that it is related to ipset at all.
>
> Sorry, don't have any more information. From the bugzilla report:
> Message from syslogd@arm at Oct 24 20:05:09 ...
> kernel:Process ipset (pid: 2055, stack limit = 0xe8404220)
>
> So ipset has a problem ...

ipset *triggered* the problem. The whole stack dump would tell more.

> >Gerhard, it would be easier if you could bisect between 4.1 and 4.2 to
> >find what patch introduced the regression if you can easily reproduce
> >the issue. That would make it more obvious what to look at and the
> >patch author might have some ideas about the real problem.
> >
> >
>
> The device is in production so I can't play around here. Nevertheless I
> can try a patch. But should be easy to reproduce in developers testing
> environment with shorewall/netfilter and ipset. As shorewall6 is
> activated it might also be an IPv6 issue.

The problem is that without providing the rules that allow the issue
to be reliably reproduced, it's unlikely that a developer will trigger
the same issue, or the problem would have been fixed before the patch
got merged.

> Kernel 4.2 seems to me not well tested in the netfilter parts at all
> (Bug with already known bugfix
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2015/10/msg00034.html was
> triggered on 2 of 3 of my machines, the new bug on 1 of 1 tested machine).

There's a reason why Greg maintains stable and LTS kernels :-)

Willy



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