RHEL5 kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request, EIP is at iput+0x25/0x66

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Issue

A Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 server experienced an Oops which led to a restart:

kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 89000059
kernel:  printing eip:
kernel: c0486a36
kernel: *pde = 00000000
kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]
kernel: SMP 
kernel: last sysfs file: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0/class
kernel: Modules linked in: e1000e nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl 8021q autofs4 sunrpc bonding dm_multipath scsi_dh video hwmon backlight sbs i2c_ec i2c_core button battery asus_acpi ac parport_pc lp parport joydev sr_mod cdrom sg pcspkr bnx2 serio_raw dm_raid45 dm_message dm_region_hash dm_mem_cache dm_snapshot dm_zero dm_mirror dm_log dm_mod usb_storage ata_piix libata cciss sd_mod scsi_mod ext3 jbd uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd
kernel: CPU:    6
kernel: EIP:    0060:[<c0486a36>]    Tainted: G      VLI
kernel: EFLAGS: 00010282   (2.6.18-128.el5PAE #1) 
kernel: EIP is at iput+0x25/0x66
kernel: eax: 89000045   ebx: de9ab17c   ecx: f9289df8   edx: de9ab17c
kernel: esi: de9ab17c   edi: 00000000   ebp: 00000041   esp: f795aee4
kernel: ds: 007b   es: 007b   ss: 0068
kernel: Process kswapd0 (pid: 568, ti=f795a000 task=f7958550 task.ti=f795a000)
kernel: Stack: f4fae3c0 c0484f41 f4fae3c0 f4fae3c0 c0485a65 f7f196f0 f4fae3c0 c0485af0 
kernel:        d9e5823c f7f196f0 c0485bd7 00009bdc f7ffea60 00000096 000000d0 c0485c1a 
kernel:        c045c6a8 0026f700 00000000 0026f700 000101f5 00000080 00000000 00000000 

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3

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