Memory corruption caused by the mlx5_core module leads to an unpredictable kernel panic

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Issue

The machine with the Mellanox card installed and the mlx5_core module loaded may experience a sudden kernel panic while accessing an incorrect memory address.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Mellanox card installed, for instance, MT27700 Family [ConnectX-4]
  • mlx5_core module is loaded

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