RHEL5: Panic in: find_inode, Unable to handle kernel paging request at 000000000000ffff

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Issue

  • System panics and reboots with a stack trace similar to:
Oops: 0000 [1] SMP 
last sysfs file: /block/cciss!c0d0/cciss!c0d0p1/stat
CPU 47 
Modules linked in: mptctl mptbase sg ipmi_devintf ipmi_si ipmi_msghandler nfs fscache nfs_acl lockd sunrpc e1000e bonding ipv6 xfrm_nalgo crypto_api dm_multipath scsi_dh video backlight sbs power_meter i2c_ec dell_wmi wmi button battery asus_acpi acpi_memhotplug ac parport_pc lp parport shpchp i2c_piix4 i2c_core hpilo tpm_tis be2net tpm ide_cd amd64_edac_mod k10temp serio_raw pcspkr tpm_bios cdrom hwmon edac_mc 8021q bnx2 dm_raid45 dm_message dm_region_hash dm_mem_cache dm_snapshot dm_zero dm_mirror dm_log dm_mod cciss sd_mod scsi_mod ext3 jbd uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd
Pid: 13206, comm: du Not tainted 2.6.18-238.1.1.el5 #1
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8004fb67>]  [<ffffffff8004fb67>] find_inode+0x47/0x6c
RSP: 0018:ffff813a9526fa68  EFLAGS: 00010206
RAX: 0000000000ff8b61 RBX: 000000000000ffff RCX: ffff813a9526fb18
RDX: ffffffff884ba803 RSI: ffff810022012408 RDI: ffff8108277f1800
RBP: 0000000000000001 R08: 0000000000000001 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: ffff81031a3515f8 R11: fffffffffffffeff R12: ffff813a9526fb18
R13: ffffffff884ba803 R14: ffff810022012408 R15: ffff8108277f1800
FS:  00002b9c88b886e0(0000) GS:ffff81402fd39640(0000) knlGS:00000000f7fe16c0
CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 000000000000ffff CR3: 000000284fa99000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
Process du (pid: 13206, threadinfo ffff813a9526e000, task ffff813ad3d52820)
Stack:  000000002e9ae880 ffff813a9526fb18 0000000000000001 ffffffff884ba803
 ffff810022012408 ffff8108277f1800 ffffffff884ba803 ffffffff80059d40
 ffff813a9526fb58 ffff81389ccf1d20 ffff810022012408 ffff8108277f1800
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff884ba803>] :nfs:nfs_find_actor+0x0/0x6e
 [<ffffffff884ba803>] :nfs:nfs_find_actor+0x0/0x6e
 [<ffffffff80059d40>] ifind+0x34/0x96
 [<ffffffff800eee3e>] iget5_locked+0x6c/0x183
 [<ffffffff884ba871>] :nfs:nfs_init_locked+0x0/0x30
 [<ffffffff884ba8f6>] :nfs:nfs_fhget+0x55/0x3a2
 [<ffffffff884b58e4>] :nfs:nfs_lookup+0x172/0x1d8
 [<ffffffff884c46bb>] :nfs:nfs3_proc_access+0x121/0x18a
 [<ffffffff88450006>] :sunrpc:rpc_clone_client+0x127/0x175
 [<ffffffff884b5f7f>] :nfs:nfs_access_add_cache+0xce/0x16d
 [<ffffffff80022955>] d_alloc+0x174/0x1a9
 [<ffffffff8000d00e>] do_lookup+0xe5/0x1e6
 [<ffffffff8000a2cb>] __link_path_walk+0xa2a/0xfb9
 [<ffffffff8000ea7a>] link_path_walk+0x42/0xb2
 [<ffffffff8000cda9>] do_path_lookup+0x275/0x2f1
 [<ffffffff8001290c>] getname+0x1ad/0x1c2
 [<ffffffff800239d2>] __user_walk_fd+0x37/0x4c
 [<ffffffff8003f368>] vfs_lstat_fd+0x18/0x47
 [<ffffffff8002ab79>] sys_newlstat+0x19/0x31
 [<ffffffff8005d229>] tracesys+0x71/0xe0
 [<ffffffff8005d28d>] tracesys+0xd5/0xe0


Code: 48 8b 03 0f 18 08 4c 39 bb f8 00 00 00 48 89 dd 75 e6 eb c4 
RIP  [<ffffffff8004fb67>] find_inode+0x47/0x6c
 RSP <ffff813a9526fa68>

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    • 2.6.18-238.1.1.el5
  • Hardware
    • HP Proliant
    • Six-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 8439 SE stepping 00
    • 48 processors
    • 252.5 GB RAM

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