RHOSP controller kernel panic "kernel BUG at net/core/skbuff.c:3287!" in skb_segment

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Issue

  • OpenStack controller panics with kernel BUG at net/core/skbuff.c:3287! in messages file
  • Panic backtrace shows RIP in skb_segment with transmit path out of Open vSwitch, eg:

    [exception RIP: skb_segment+3344]
        RIP: ffffffff8f82a3c0  RSP: ffff8ce15322f348  RFLAGS: 00010246
        RAX: ffff8cf766b43ec0  RBX: ffff8cf5b7f14800  RCX: 000000000000088a
        RDX: 0000000000000b32  RSI: ffff8cf3253d8000  RDI: 0000000000000000
        RBP: ffff8ce15322f428   R8: 00000000000005b4   R9: 0000000000000000
        R10: 0000000000000000  R11: ffff8cfdefeb8800  R12: ffff8cf766b43ef0
        R13: 00000000000005b4  R14: 0000000000000000  R15: ffff8cf5b7f14800
        ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffff  CS: 0010  SS: 0018
     #8 [ffff8ce15322f340] skb_segment at ffffffff8f829cf6
     #9 [ffff8ce15322f430] tcp_gso_segment at ffffffff8f8af6d8
    #10 [ffff8ce15322f490] tcp4_gso_segment at ffffffff8f8afa86
    #11 [ffff8ce15322f4b0] inet_gso_segment at ffffffff8f8c13c4
    #12 [ffff8ce15322f510] skb_mac_gso_segment at ffffffff8f83bed2
    #13 [ffff8ce15322f548] __skb_gso_segment at ffffffff8f83c019
    #14 [ffff8ce15322f578] validate_xmit_skb at ffffffff8f83c4a5
    #15 [ffff8ce15322f5b0] __dev_queue_xmit at ffffffff8f83cd84
    #16 [ffff8ce15322f628] dev_queue_xmit at ffffffff8f83ce30
    #17 [ffff8ce15322f638] ovs_vport_send at ffffffffc0aca296 [openvswitch]
    #18 [ffff8ce15322f660] do_output at ffffffffc0abb0fe [openvswitch]
    

Environment

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with kernel-3.10.0-957.21.2.el7.x86_64
  • Open vSwitch

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