Kernel crash due to NULL pointer dereference in rndis_filter_open() function

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Issue

  • Kernel crashed and BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference has been logged
  • rndis_filter_open() function on the panic task stack trace
  • The panic task was modifying MTU value of Hyper-V network interface

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 running as Hyper-V guest
  • Hyper-V virtual network driver hv_netvsc is in use

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