Any image other than Cirros fails with kernel panic

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • When trying to launch a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) guest image obtained from Red Hat's official site, the OS instance fails to boot with a kernel panic.
  • Cirros is booting properly
  • No other cloud-ready images will boot
  • Kernel panics with similar output:
?BUG: unable to handle kernel 
usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver
NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<(null)>] (null)
PGD 0 
Oops: 0010 [#1] SMP 
last sysfs file: 
CPU 1 
Modules linked in:

Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.32-573.el6.x86_64 #1 Red Hat OpenStack Compute
RIP: 0010:[<0000000000000000>]  [<(null)>] (null)
RSP: 0018:ffff88013dc27ee0  EFLAGS: 00000046
RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff88002831d200 RCX: 0000000000000020
RDX: 0000000000000009 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: ffff88002831d200
RBP: ffff88013dc27ef8 R08: 0000000000014d61 R09: ffff880028310688
R10: 00000002d422ce75 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: ffffffff81c17dc0
R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff880028300000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 0000000001a8d000 CR4: 00000000001006e0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 0000000000000000 DR7: 0000000000000000
Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo ffff88013dc24000, task ffff88013dc23520)
Stack:
 ffffffff8143331a ffff88013dc27ef8 ffff88013dc27fd8 ffff88013dc27f28
<d> ffffffff81009fe6 ffff88013dc27f18 0f22d2b57f51db57 0000000000000000
<d> 0000000000000000 ffff88013dc27f48 ffffffff81531762 0000000000000000
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8143331a>] ? cpuidle_idle_call+0x7a/0xe0
 [<ffffffff81009fe6>] cpu_idle+0xb6/0x110
 [<ffffffff81531762>] start_secondary+0x2c0/0x316
Code:  Bad RIP value.
RIP  [<(null)>] (null)
 RSP <ffff88013dc27ee0>
CR2: 0000000000000000
---[ end trace b5ea2079c1ed2c43 ]---
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: G      D    -- ------------    2.6.32-573.el6.x86_64 #1
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff81537a84>] ? panic+0xa7/0x16f
 [<ffffffff8153c864>] ? oops_end+0xe4/0x100
 [<ffffffff8104e8cb>] ? no_context+0xfb/0x260
 [<ffffffff8104eb55>] ? __bad_area_nosemaphore+0x125/0x1e0
 [<ffffffff8105f7fe>] ? account_entity_enqueue+0x7e/0x90
 [<ffffffff8104ec23>] ? bad_area_nosemaphore+0x13/0x20
 [<ffffffff8104f31c>] ? __do_page_fault+0x30c/0x500
 [<ffffffff8106faa4>] ? enqueue_task_fair+0x64/0x100
 [<ffffffff8103574d>] ? lapic_next_event+0x1d/0x30
 [<ffffffff810b1adc>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x6c/0x100
 [<ffffffff810ad50d>] ? ktime_get+0x6d/0x100
 [<ffffffff8103574d>] ? lapic_next_event+0x1d/0x30
 [<ffffffff810b1adc>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x6c/0x100
 [<ffffffff8153e78e>] ? do_page_fault+0x3e/0xa0
 [<ffffffff8153bb35>] ? page_fault+0x25/0x30
 [<ffffffff8143331a>] ? cpuidle_idle_call+0x7a/0xe0
 [<ffffffff81009fe6>] ? cpu_idle+0xb6/0x110
 [<ffffffff81531762>] ? start_secondary+0x2c0/0x316
general protection fault: fff2 [#2] SMP 
last sysfs file: 
CPU 1 
Modules linked in:

Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: G      D    -- ------------    2.6.32-573.el6.x86_64 #1 Red Hat OpenStack Compute
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81537b29>]  [<ffffffff81537b29>] panic+0x14c/0x16f
RSP: 0018:ffff88013dc27b88  EFLAGS: 00000246
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffffff817adbd3 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: ffffffff81e4873c RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000046
RBP: ffff88013dc27bf8 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000000000001 R12: ffff88013dc27e38
R13: 0000000000000009 R14: ffff88013dc23520 R15: 0000000000000046
FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff880028300000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: ffffffffffffffd5 CR3: 0000000001a8d000 CR4: 00000000001006e0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 0000000000000000 DR7: 0000000000000000
Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo ffff88013dc24000, task ffff88013dc23520)
Stack:
 ffff880100000010 0000000000000086 ffff880100000008 ffff88013dc27c08
<d> ffff88013dc27bb8 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000086
<d> ffffffff81e48740 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffff8800000b8a00
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8153c864>] oops_end+0xe4/0x100
 [<ffffffff8104e8cb>] no_context+0xfb/0x260
 [<ffffffff8104eb55>] __bad_area_nosemaphore+0x125/0x1e0
 [<ffffffff8105f7fe>] ? account_entity_enqueue+0x7e/0x90
 [<ffffffff8104ec23>] bad_area_nosemaphore+0x13/0x20
 [<ffffffff8104f31c>] __do_page_fault+0x30c/0x500
 [<ffffffff8106faa4>] ? enqueue_task_fair+0x64/0x100
 [<ffffffff8103574d>] ? lapic_next_event+0x1d/0x30
 [<ffffffff810b1adc>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x6c/0x100
 [<ffffffff810ad50d>] ? ktime_get+0x6d/0x100
 [<ffffffff8103574d>] ? lapic_next_event+0x1d/0x30
 [<ffffffff810b1adc>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x6c/0x100
 [<ffffffff8153e78e>] do_page_fault+0x3e/0xa0
 [<ffffffff8153bb35>] page_fault+0x25/0x30
 [<ffffffff8143331a>] ? cpuidle_idle_call+0x7a/0xe0
 [<ffffffff81009fe6>] cpu_idle+0xb6/0x110
 [<ffffffff81531762>] start_secondary+0x2c0/0x316
Code: e8 7d 46 d6 ff 48 8b 45 98 48 8d 5c 03 01 69 05 82 07 91 00 e8 03 00 00 48 98 48 39 d8 7f ca e8 4e 0f b6 ff fb 66 0f 1f 44 00 00 <31> db e8 40 53 bb ff 48 89 df ff 15 57 07 91 00 bf 58 89 41 00 
RIP  [<ffffffff81537b29>] panic+0x14c/0x16f
 RSP <ffff88013dc27b88>
---[ end trace b5ea2079c1ed2c44 ]---

Environment

  • Red Hat OpenStack 7.0 (RHOS)

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