kernel BUG at vmxnet3/linux/vmxnet3_drv.c:1478!

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • VMware's vmxnet3 driver.


  • The system crash and vmcore has a following log.

    kernel BUG at vmxnet3/linux/vmxnet3_drv.c:1478!
    invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
    last sysfs file: /module/ehci_hcd/srcversion
    Modules linked in: autofs4 hidp rfcomm l2cap bluetooth lockd sunrpc ib_iser rdma_cm ib_cm iw_cm ib_sa ib_mad ib_core ib_addr iscsi_tcp libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi vsock(U) vmmemctl(U) acpiphp dm_mirror dm_multipath scsi_dh video hwmon backlight sbs i2c_ec button battery asus_acpi ac ipv6 xfrm_nalgo crypto_api lp ata_piix sg libata ide_cd floppy parport_pc parport i2c_piix4 vmci(U) cdrom serio_raw i2c_core pcspkr vmxnet(U) pvscsi(U) vmxnet3(U) dm_raid45 dm_message dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod dm_mem_cache usb_storage mptsas scsi_transport_sas mptspi mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_spi sd_mod scsi_mod ext3 jbd uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd
    CPU:    7
    EIP:    0060:[<f89c0d00>]    Tainted: G      VLI
    EFLAGS: 00010246   (2.6.18-128.el5PAE #1) 
    EIP is at vmxnet3_tq_xmit+0xe98/0x1158 [vmxnet3]
    eax: f7c8ec58   ebx: 00000000   ecx: f662e010   edx: f66429cc
    esi: 00000000   edi: f6583170   ebp: c0739f88   esp: c0739ec0
    ds: 007b   es: 007b   ss: 0068
    Process swapper (pid: 0, ti=c0739000 task=f7d17550 task.ti=f7d19000)
    Stack: d9601300 f3329000 00000000 c046d4ce 00000046 f4e5b940 f7ffd2c0 00000600 
           c046d550 c0739f58 0000001b 0000001b f7c40210 f7ff8400 f7fff880 f0abb200 
           f7ffd2c0 c046d32a 00c401d4 00000017 f7fd3200 00000246 dc4aa200 c04e8c26 
    Call Trace:
     [<c046d4ce>] slab_destroy+0x62/0x81
     [<c046d550>] free_block+0x63/0xe3
     [<c046d32a>] cache_flusharray+0x76/0xa2
     [<c04e8c26>] memmove+0xe/0x22
     [<f89bec0f>] vmxnet3_set_ethtool_ops+0x3bf/0x6e8 [vmxnet3]
     [<c0405946>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
     [<f89c180b>] vmxnet3_rq_destroy_all+0x84b/0x11b8 [vmxnet3]
     [<c043723a>] hrtimer_run_queues+0xef/0x176
     [<f89c186a>] vmxnet3_rq_destroy_all+0x8aa/0x11b8 [vmxnet3]
     [<c05acb93>] sk_reset_timer+0xc/0x16
     [<c05b52d4>] net_rx_action+0x92/0x175
     [<c042900f>] __do_softirq+0x87/0x114
     [<c04073d7>] do_softirq+0x52/0x9c
     [<c044b060>] __do_IRQ+0x0/0xd6
     [<c04074d6>] do_IRQ+0xb5/0xc3
     [<c0405946>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
     [<c0403bb0>] default_idle+0x0/0x59
     [<c0403be1>] default_idle+0x31/0x59
     [<c0403ca8>] cpu_idle+0x9f/0xb9
    Code: 89 c3 e9 2e ff ff ff 0f 0b c9 05 06 59 9c f8 e9 f4 fe ff ff 0f 0b c8 05 06 59 9c f8 e9 da fe ff ff 80 7d d7 00 0f 85 c4 fe ff ff <0f> 0b c6 05 06 59 9c f8 e9 b7 fe ff ff 8d 76 00 f6 85 68 ff ff 
    EIP: [<f89c0d00>] vmxnet3_tq_xmit+0xe98/0x1158 [vmxnet3] SS:ESP 0068:c0739ec0


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