Kernel panic in __mem_cgroup_commit_charge() with RHEL 7 VM/guest on Microsoft Hyper-V

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest crashes with error:
:BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 000000000117####
:RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff811bb710>]  [<ffffffff811bb710>] __mem_cgroup_commit_charge+0x30/0x390
: [<ffffffff811bd6a7>] mem_cgroup_charge_common+0x77/0xc0
: [<ffffffff811bf2da>] mem_cgroup_cache_charge+0x8a/0xb0
: [<ffffffff81156dd2>] __add_to_page_cache_locked+0x52/0x260
: [<ffffffff81157037>] add_to_page_cache_lru+0x37/0xb0
  • RHEL guest shows memory starvation before the crash where the hv_balloon module is attempting to hot add memory before a crash.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (kernel version 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64 and above)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Using hv_balloon module that is signed by Red Hat

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