Soft lockups occur in fsnotify() after updating to RHEL 7.5

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The system is experiencing multiple soft lockups or crash at kmem_cache_alloc() in the fsnotify() function after updating to RHEL 7.5.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • kernels between kernel-3.10.0-862.el7 and earlier than kernel-3.10.0-862.9.1.el7

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