"Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!" with device access errors.

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Issue

  • Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
  • Server Rebooted Automatically with kernel panic and following call traces :

    Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
    Read-error on swap-device (253:7:380568)
    Read-error on swap-device (253:7:380576)
    Read-error on swap-device (253:7:380584)
    Read-error on swap-device (253:7:380592)
    Read-error on swap-device (253:7:380600)
    Pid: 1, comm: init Tainted: G        W  ---------------    2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 #1
    Call Trace:
    [<ffffffff8152933c>] ? panic+0xa7/0x16f
    [<ffffffff8132f4f6>] ? get_current_tty+0x66/0x70
    [<ffffffff8107a5f2>] ? do_exit+0x862/0x870
    [<ffffffff8108c51d>] ? __sigqueue_free+0x3d/0x50
    [<ffffffff8107a658>] ? do_group_exit+0x58/0xd0
    [<ffffffff81090306>] ? get_signal_to_deliver+0x1f6/0x460
    [<ffffffff8100a265>] ? do_signal+0x75/0x800
    [<ffffffff81010000>] ? show_registers+0x220/0x280
    [<ffffffff8104c527>] ? is_prefetch+0xb7/0x230
    [<ffffffff81017b4f>] ? restore_i387_xstate+0x15f/0x1c0
    [<ffffffff8100aa80>] ? do_notify_resume+0x90/0xc0
    [<ffffffff8100badc>] ? retint_signal+0x48/0x8c
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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