This bug was fixed in the package linux-lts-trusty -

linux-lts-trusty (3.13.0-106.153~precise1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Luis Henriques ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1647755

  * CVE-2016-7916
    - proc: prevent accessing /proc/<PID>/environ until it's ready

  * CVE-2016-6213
    - mnt: Add a per mount namespace limit on the number of mounts

  * aio completions are dropped (LP: #1641129)
    - aio: fix reqs_available handling

  * [Hyper-V] do not lose pending heartbeat vmbus packets (LP: #1632786)
    - hv: do not lose pending heartbeat vmbus packets

  * ipv6: connected routes are missing after a down/up cycle on the loopback
    (LP: #1634545)
    - ipv6: reallocate addrconf router for ipv6 address when lo device up
    - ipv6: correctly add local routes when lo goes up

  * audit: prevent a new auditd to stop an old auditd still alive (LP: #1633404)
    - audit: stop an old auditd being starved out by a new auditd

  * Setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1/2/3 on 3.13.0-97.144 or later
    causes 'invalid argument' error (LP: #1634892)
    - neigh: fix setting of default gc_* values

  * move nvme driver to linux-image (LP: #1640275)
    - [Config] Add nvme to the generic inclusion list

 -- Luis Henriques <>  Tue, 06 Dec 2016
15:50:24 +0000

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Trusty)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  Setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1/2/3 on 3.13.0-97.144 or
  later causes 'invalid argument' error

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in linux-lts-trusty package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Trusty:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1/2/3 on the 3.13.0-96-generic
  kernel and below worked fine using the following:

  $ sudo /sbin/sysctl -w net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1=128

  As of 3.13.0-97-generic, though, it no longer works as expected:

  $ sudo /sbin/sysctl -w net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1=128
  error: "Invalid argument" setting key "net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1"

  There are two potentially related revisions in the -97 release -
  backport-trusty&id=563cf19389d8e999e69d6c94995966aeaf7c3a08 and

  The expected behavior is that changing neighbor table settings works
  using 'sysctl -w' with the same values as before the -97 kernel.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-image-3.13.0-98-generic 3.13.0-98.145~precise1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-98.145~precise1-generic 3.13.11-ckt39
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-98-generic x86_64
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 
  AplayDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.13
  Architecture: amd64
  ArecordDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/snd/by-path', 
'/dev/snd/controlC0', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p', 
'/dev/snd/pcmC0D1p', '/dev/snd/midiC0D0', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] 
failed with exit code 1:
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  Card0.Amixer.values: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  CurrentDmesg: [    4.586115] NET: Registered protocol family 40
  Date: Wed Oct 19 06:13:36 2016
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=d32abfeb-623f-4c11-ae4a-a7babe8c2139
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 12.04.5 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release 
amd64 (20140806.1)
  IwConfig: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  MachineType: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 svgadrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-98-generic 
root=UUID=febea164-78c3-4d3a-a0ce-0f09990df608 ro find_preseed=/preseed.cfg 
noprompt quiet
   linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-98-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-98-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.79.16
  RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  SourcePackage: linux-lts-trusty
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 07/02/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
  dmi.bios.version: 6.00 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
  dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
  dmi.board.version: None
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: No Enclosure
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvr6.00:bd07/02/2015:svnVMware,Inc.:pnVMwareVirtualPlatform:pvrNone:rvnIntelCorporation:rn440BXDesktopReferencePlatform:rvrNone:cvnNoEnclosure:ct1:cvrN/A: VMware Virtual Platform
  dmi.product.version: None
  dmi.sys.vendor: VMware, Inc.

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