kmem_cache_create(nf_conntrack_xxxxx) failed with error -12 in /var/log/messages

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Issue

  • /var/log/messages shows kmem_cache_create(nf_conntrack_xxxxx) failed with error -12 along with page allocation failure of higher order.

  • runc:[1:CHILD]: page allocation failure: order:7, mode:0xc0d0 followed by kmem_cache_create failed errors can be seen in logs.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Seen in kernel version 3.10.0-1127.el7.x86_64

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