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SubjectRe: bisected: 4.18-rc* regression: x86-32 troubles (with timers?)
On 07/23/2018 10:34 PM, Meelis Roos wrote:
>>>> Now this seems more relevant:
>>>> mroos@rx100s2:~/linux$ nice git bisect good
>>>> 24dea04767e6e5175f4750770281b0c17ac6a2fb is the first bad commit
>>>> commit 24dea04767e6e5175f4750770281b0c17ac6a2fb
>>>> Author: Daniel Borkmann <>
>>>> Date: Fri May 4 01:08:23 2018 +0200
>>>> bpf, x32: remove ld_abs/ld_ind
>>>> Since LD_ABS/LD_IND instructions are now removed from the core and
>>>> reimplemented through a combination of inlined BPF instructions and
>>>> a slow-path helper, we can get rid of the complexity from x32 JIT.
>>> This does seem much more likely than the previous bisection, given
>>> that you ended up in an x86-32 specific commit (the subject says x32,
>>> but that is a mistake). I also checked that systemd indeed does
>>> call into bpf in a number of places, possibly for the journald socket.
>>> OTOH, it's still hard to tell how that commit can have ended up
>>> corrupting the clock read function in systemd. To cross-check,
>>> could you try reverting that commit on the latest kernel and see
>>> if it still works?
>> I would be curious as well about that whether revert would make it
>> work. What's the value of sysctl net.core.bpf_jit_enable ? Does it
>> change anything if you set it to 0 (only interpreter) or 1 (JIT
>> enabled). Seems a bit strange to me that bisect ended at this commit
>> given the issue you have. The JIT itself was also new in this window
>> fwiw. In any case some more debug info would be great to have.
> net.core.bpf_jit_enable is 1.
> Since it breaks bootup, I can not easily change the value at runtime (it
> would be postfactum). Do you mean changing the

Yeah if you chance it to N, and don't have any fixed /etc/sysctl.conf
setting, then you'll boot up with interpreter first (net.core.bpf_jit_enable
as 0). Curious whether that works just fine for you.

> Anyway, I started compile of v4.18-rc5 that was the latest I tested,
> with the commit in question reverted. Will see if I can test tomorrow
> morning. But I will leave tomorrow for a week and can only test further
> things if they happen to boot fine (no manual reboot possible for a
> week).

Ok, thanks, please keep us posted on the outcome with the revert. Right
now I would doubt it's related resp. changes anything on the issue, but
lets see.


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