Panic in vmxnet3_rq_rx_complete with "kernel BUG at drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_drv.c:1318!"

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  • Panic with kernel BUG at drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_drv.c:1318! logged
  • Panic backtrace similar to:
    [exception RIP: vmxnet3_rq_rx_complete+2554]
    RIP: ffffffffa00bf0ba  RSP: ffff88181ec03db0  RFLAGS: 00010246
    RAX: 0000000000000001  RBX: ffff8848388b56f8  RCX: 0000000efbdd8e31
    RDX: 00000000000005f2  RSI: ffffea003bef7600  RDI: ffff883039b01098
    RBP: ffff88181ec03e20   R8: 0000000000000002   R9: 0000000000000000
    R10: ffff886038a8b590  R11: ffff8848388b48c0  R12: ffff8858fe750858
    R13: ffff8858fe74a730  R14: ffff8848388b5600  R15: 0000000000000059
    ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffff  CS: 0010  SS: 0018
 #7 [ffff88181ec03e28] vmxnet3_poll_rx_only at ffffffffa00bf32a [vmxnet3]
 #8 [ffff88181ec03e60] net_rx_action at ffffffff8152b9d2
 #9 [ffff88181ec03eb8] __do_softirq at ffffffff81084b0f
#10 [ffff88181ec03f28] call_softirq at ffffffff8164819c
#11 [ffff88181ec03f40] do_softirq at ffffffff81016fc5
#12 [ffff88181ec03f60] irq_exit at ffffffff81084ea5
#13 [ffff88181ec03f78] do_IRQ at ffffffff81648d38


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (kernel-3.10.0-327.el7 series) and earlier
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (kernel-2.6.32-573.el6) and earlier
  • VMware virtual machine network interface using vmxnet3 driver

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