RHEL 5 kernel panics in Solarflare driver code with message "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference"

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System is experiencing kernel panics while bonding slave failovers. On the console, customer sees the following kernel stack trace message:

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000 RIP:


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 - kernel-2.6.18-194.el5

Solarflare network driver version (3rd party)

Linux Network Bonding implemented

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