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I finally found some info.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit machine
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • There might be a workaround (I will test and update): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html

I finally found some info.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit Linux machine
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • Neither Ubuntu or LibreOffice or OpenJDK can fix this kernel issue (OK, maybe OpenJDK could also fix it)
  • There might be a workaround (I will test and update): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html

I finally found some info.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit Linux machinemachine (around June 2017)
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • Neither Ubuntu or LibreOffice or OpenJDK can fix this kernel issue (OK, maybe OpenJDK could also fix it)
  • There might be a workaround (I will test and update): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html

I finally found some info.info. Issue started mid June 2017.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit Linux machine (around June 2017)
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • Neither Ubuntu or LibreOffice or OpenJDK can fix this kernel issue (OK, maybe OpenJDK could also fix it)
  • There might be a workaround (I will test and update): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html

I finally found some info. Issue started mid June 2017.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit Linux machine
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • Neither Ubuntu or LibreOffice or OpenJDK can fix this kernel issue (OK, maybe OpenJDK could also fix it)
  • There might be IS a workaround (I will test and update): "Add workaround (tested on 16.04): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"stack_guard_gap=1"

Here is how to add kernel parameter: https://askubuntu.com/questions/19486/how-do-i-add-a-kernel-boot-parameter . You should remove this parameter when the new kernel solve the issue (test), because I guess is it less secure without stack_guard ...

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html

I finally found some info. Issue started mid June 2017.

  • Yes LibreOffice Base does not work on a 32 bit Linux machine
  • It should be fixed with a new kernel release (hopefully)
  • It is a change in the kernel (security fix) that affected Java that is required for LibreOffice Base
  • Neither Ubuntu or LibreOffice or OpenJDK can fix this kernel issue (OK, maybe OpenJDK could also fix it)
  • There IS a workaround (tested on 16.04): 16.04 and 17.04): "Add kernel parameter stack_guard_gap=1"

Here is how to add kernel parameter: https://askubuntu.com/questions/19486/how-do-i-add-a-kernel-boot-parameter . You should remove this parameter when the new kernel solve the issue (test), because I guess is it less secure without stack_guard ...

References:

  • The Ubuntu report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1699772
  • The Libre Office report https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108619
  • Kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/7/3/1008
  • Problematic code https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1437925.html