General protection fault due to corrupted slab.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Servers are crashing with the below message seen in the log from inside a vmcore. Note that this message is fairly generic, please compare the call traces from the vmcore to determine if this article is a match in your environment.
general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2

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