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Date:   Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:46:19 -0500
From:   Steve French <>
To:     LKML <>
Subject: Re: 5.8-rc1 and later breaks chrome browser

This has been fixed in 5.8-rc5.   Chrome now works again (failed on
rc1, rc2 and rc4, worked on 5.7 and before as well)

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 3:29 PM Steve French <> wrote:
> I noticed that chrome crashes immediately on startup  on my desktop
> booting to 5.8-rc2 or later kernels (whether I build the kernel or
> using the prebuilt weekly Ubuntu mainline kernel downloads).  Works
> fine with default kernels or 5.7 or 5.7.7 stable kernel etc. - just
> breaks if I boot 5.8-rc2 or later.  I even tried building with today's
> mainline kernel and same thing.  Any ideas how to work around this.
> Message logged to dmesg is:
> [  131.366543] ThreadPoolServi[2526]: segfault at 415048 ip
> 00005652def3370d sp 00007fcdc3b37df0 error 6 in
> chrome[5652daa7e000+785b000]
> [  131.366546] Code: Bad RIP value.
> --
> Thanks,
> Steve



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