A RHEL guest crashes on VMware hypervisor with a message "BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 00004180374569e2"

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Issue

  • A RHEL guest crashes on VMware hypervisor with a message "BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 00004180374569e2"
[18122673.478558] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 00004180374569e2
[18122673.478906] IP: [<ffffffffa0b362f9>] cpu_stopper_thread+0x99/0x150
[18122673.479110] PGD 0 
[18122673.479254] Oops: 0010 [#1] SMP 
[18122673.479430] Modules linked in: falcon_lsm_serviceable(PE) falcon_nf_netcontain(PE) falcon_kal(E) falcon_lsm_pinned_11312(E) falcon_lsm_pinned_11110(E) falcon_lsm_pinned_10807(E) iptable_filter falcon_lsm_pinned_10703(E) falcon_lsm_pinned_10404(E) falcon_lsm_pinned_9918(E) vsock_diag tcp_diag udp_diag inet_diag unix_diag af_packet_diag netlink_diag binfmt_misc nfsv3 nfs_acl nfs lockd grace fscache vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock sb_edac coretemp iosf_mbi crc32_pclmul ppdev ghash_clmulni_intel vmw_balloon aesni_intel lrw gf128mul glue_helper ablk_helper cryptd pcspkr joydev vmw_vmci sg parport_pc parport i2c_piix4 auth_rpcgss sunrpc ip_tables ext4 mbcache jbd2 sr_mod cdrom ata_generic pata_acpi drm_kms_helper sd_mod crc_t10dif crct10dif_generic syscopyarea sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops ttm drm crct10dif_pclmul
[18122673.481631]  crct10dif_common crc32c_intel ata_piix serio_raw libata vmxnet3 vmw_pvscsi drm_panel_orientation_quirks floppy dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod [last unloaded: falcon_kal]
[18122673.482216] CPU: 3 PID: 23 Comm: migration/3 Kdump: loaded Tainted: P            E  ------------   3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64 #1
[18122673.482594] Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 09/17/2015
[18122673.482960] task: ffff9f96ed061070 ti: ffff9f96ed078000 task.ti: ffff9f96ed078000
[18122673.483284] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0b362f9>]  [<ffffffffa0b362f9>] cpu_stopper_thread+0x99/0x150
[18122673.483628] RSP: 0018:ffff9f96ed07bdd0  EFLAGS: 00010246
[18122673.483812] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff9fa18e6d60a8 RCX: 0000000000000001
[18122673.484131] RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff9fa12409a8e4
[18122673.484450] RBP: ffff9f96ed07be90 R08: ffffffffa12136c8 R09: ffffffffa1618480
[18122673.484769] R10: ffff9fa18d6e6700 R11: 0000000000000004 R12: ffff9fa0d580fe70
[18122673.485094] R13: ffff9fa18e6d60a0 R14: ffff9fa0d580fe18 R15: ffffffffa0ad8510
[18122673.485415] FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff9fa18e6c0000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[18122673.485745] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[18122673.485946] CR2: 00004180374569e2 CR3: 0000000a6ab26000 CR4: 00000000000607e0
[18122673.486376] Call Trace:
[18122673.486562]  [<ffffffffa1185942>] ? __schedule+0x402/0x840
[18122673.486763]  [<ffffffffa0acf0e4>] smpboot_thread_fn+0x144/0x1a0
[18122673.486985]  [<ffffffffa0acefa0>] ? lg_double_unlock+0x40/0x40
[18122673.487199]  [<ffffffffa0ac6691>] kthread+0xd1/0xe0
[18122673.487381]  [<ffffffffa0ac65c0>] ? insert_kthread_work+0x40/0x40
[18122673.487547]  [<ffffffffa1192d37>] ret_from_fork_nospec_begin+0x21/0x21
[18122673.487648]  [<ffffffffa0ac65c0>] ? insert_kthread_work+0x40/0x40
[18122673.487745] Code: 08 48 89 df c6 07 00 66 66 66 90 fb 66 66 90 66 66 90 4d 85 f6 74 5b 4d 8b 7e 10 4d 8b 66 18 4d 8b 76 20 4c 89 e7 e8 d7 03 26 00 <85> c0 74 04 41 89 46 08 48 8b 85 40 ff ff ff 8b 80 44 c0 ff ff 
[18122673.488105] RIP  [<ffffffffa0b362f9>] cpu_stopper_thread+0x99/0x150
[18122673.488205]  RSP <ffff9f96ed07bdd0>
[18122673.488286] CR2: 00004180374569e2

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8.z (kernel-3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64)
  • VMware hypervisor

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