Kernel panic when using the be2net driver occurs when networking is started

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Issue

  • When using an Emulex network interface with uses the be2net driver, you receive a kernel panic during network operations.
  • The kernel panic may have a reference to one of the following traces:
RIP [<fffffffff80020904>] netif_receive_skb+0x2a0/0x49f
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000 RIP:
[<ffffffff80233442>] dev_gro_receive+0x19b/0x209
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<ffffffff8126de9b>] memcpy_c+0xb/0x20

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (seen on kernel version: kernel - 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 and kernel - 2.6.18-194.17.4.el5)
  • Red Hat Enterprise MRG Realtime 2.0

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