Kernel panic occurred in clockevents_program_event() function due to NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008

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Issue

  • System crashed with the following call traces in the kernel ring buffer :
[5303839.002176] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
[5303839.004158] IP: [<ffffffff8d902379>] clockevents_program_event+0x39/0x100
[5303839.005916] PGD 80000012e2145067 PUD 12c3332067 PMD 0 
[5303839.007604] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP 
[5303839.009183] Modules linked in: nfsv3 nfsv4 rpcsec_gss_krb5 xfs nfs fscache libcrc32c arc4 md4 nls_utf8 cifs ccm dns_resolver nfsd nfs_acl lockd grace mpt2sas mptctl mptbase vxodm(POE) amf(POE) vxfen(POE) gab(POE) rpcrdma ib_isert iscsi_target_mod ib_iser libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi ib_srpt target_core_mod ib_srp scsi_transport_srp ib_ipoib rdma_ucm ib_ucm ib_uverbs ib_umad llt(POE) rdma_cm mpt3sas iw_cm ib_cm ib_core raid_class scsi_transport_sas secvm2(POE) dmpjbod(POE) dmpap(POE) dmpaa(POE) vxspec(POE) vxio(POE) vxdmp(POE) secfs2(POE) team_mode_loadbalance 8021q garp mrp stp llc team vxcafs(POE) vxportal(POE) fdd(POE) vxfs(POE) veki(POE) sb_edac intel_powerclamp coretemp intel_rapl iosf_mbi kvm_intel kvm irqbypass crc32_pclmul ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel iTCO_wdt mxm_wmi iTCO_vendor_support
[5303839.020013]  lrw gf128mul glue_helper ablk_helper cryptd pcspkr cdc_ether joydev usbnet mii ipmi_ssif i2c_i801 mei_me mei lpc_ich ipmi_si ipmi_devintf ipmi_msghandler shpchp acpi_power_meter acpi_pad wmi sg binfmt_misc auth_rpcgss sunrpc ip_tables ext4 mbcache jbd2 sd_mod lpfc mgag200 i2c_algo_bit drm_kms_helper syscopyarea sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops ttm drm nvmet_fc nvmet crc_t10dif crct10dif_generic nvme_fc tg3 nvme_fabrics megaraid_sas nvme_core crct10dif_pclmul crc32c_intel scsi_transport_fc i2c_core ptp scsi_tgt pps_core crct10dif_common dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod
[5303839.029416] CPU: 15 PID: 28962 Comm: java Kdump: loaded Tainted: P        W  OE  ------------   3.10.0-862.20.2.el7.x86_64 #1
[5303839.033399] Hardware name: LENOVO System x3650 M5: -[8871AC1]-/01GR174, BIOS -[TCE124M-2.10]- 06/23/2016
[5303839.035456] task: ffff9c6b0ceb2f70 ti: ffff9c6d0c480000 task.ti: ffff9c6d0c480000
[5303839.037604] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8d902379>]  [<ffffffff8d902379>] clockevents_program_event+0x39/0x100
[5303839.039799] RSP: 0000:ffff9c7a3fdc3f48  EFLAGS: 00010002
[5303839.041927] RAX: 0012d8350f19c610 RBX: ffff9c7a3fdd11c0 RCX: 0000000000000018
[5303839.044030] RDX: 0000000225c17d03 RSI: 0012d8350f28f300 RDI: ffffffff8e42b440
[5303839.046098] RBP: ffff9c7a3fdc3f60 R08: 0012d8350f19b0c0 R09: ffff9c7a3fdc3de0
[5303839.048158] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: ffff9c7a3fdc3de8 R12: 0012d8350f28f300
[5303839.050227] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff9c7a3fdd3ad8 R15: ffff9c7a3fdd3b18
[5303839.052278] FS:  00002b85cd92a700(0000) GS:ffff9c7a3fdc0000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[5303839.054331] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[5303839.056403] CR2: 0000000000000008 CR3: 00000012072c8000 CR4: 00000000003607e0
[5303839.058437] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
[5303839.060438] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000fffe0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
[5303839.062390] Call Trace:
[5303839.064314]  <IRQ> 
[5303839.064337]  [<ffffffff8d9040b3>] tick_program_event+0x23/0x30
[5303839.068209]  [<ffffffff8d8c2772>] hrtimer_interrupt+0xf2/0x1d0
[5303839.070184]  [<ffffffff8d8596cb>] local_apic_timer_interrupt+0x3b/0x60
[5303839.072097]  [<ffffffff8df2a083>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x43/0x60
[5303839.073995]  [<ffffffff8df267b2>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x162/0x170
[5303839.075896]  <EOI> 
[5303839.075913] Code: 
[5303839.077786] 41 54 49 89 f4 53 0f 88 b7 00 00 00 48 89 fb 48 89 73 18 83 7f 38 01 0f 84 9d 00 00 00 f6 47 3c 04 75 5f 41 89 d5 e8 97 98 ff ff <49> 29 c4 4d 85 e4 7e 6f 4c 39 63 20 48 8b 43 28 48 89 de 4c 0f 
[5303839.081737] RIP  [<ffffffff8d902379>] clockevents_program_event+0x39/0x100
[5303839.083718]  RSP <ffff9c7a3fdc3f48>
[5303839.085637] CR2: 0000000000000008

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • kernel-3.10.0-862.20.2.el7
  • kernel-3.10.0-957.41.1.el7

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