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SubjectRe: bisected: 4.18-rc* regression: x86-32 troubles (with timers?)
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 1:01 AM, Meelis Roos <mroos@linux.ee> wrote:
> Added netdev and Daniel Borkmann - please see
> https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1724795.html
> for the original report. It seems to be about BPF instead.
>
> Meanwhile I have found more machines with the trouble. Still no clear
> mark in the config - some x86-32 machines that have
> CONFIG_BPF=y
> CONFIG_BPF_SYSCALL=y
> CONFIG_BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON=y
> are working fine.
>
>> The new bisect seems to have also led me to a strange commit. This time
>> I tried to be careful and tested most on two reboots before classifying
>> as good.
>>
>> However, f4e3ec0d573e was suspicious - it failed to autoload e1000 but
>> had no other errors. On both boots with this kernel, modprobe e1000 and
>> ifup -a made the system work so I assumed it was good, while it might
>> not have been. Will try bisecting with f4e3ec0d573e marked bad.
>
> Now this seems more relevant:
>
> mroos@rx100s2:~/linux$ nice git bisect good
> 24dea04767e6e5175f4750770281b0c17ac6a2fb is the first bad commit
> commit 24dea04767e6e5175f4750770281b0c17ac6a2fb
> Author: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
> 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?

Arnd

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