The kernel warning occurs at fs/notify/notification.c:77 in the fsnotify_destroy_event() routine

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Issue

The kernel issues a warning is the ring buffer:

WARNING: at fs/notify/notification.c:77 fsnotify_destroy_event+0x46/0x50()

The warning can be followed by a kernel panic caused by a NULL pointer dereference attempt.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

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