The RHEL guest crashes with exception RIP: __sme_end+312923640

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Issue

  • The RHEL guest crashes with exception RIP: __sme_end+312923640
[5123176.252088] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffffffb526d5f8
[5123176.252391] IP: [<ffffffffb526d5f8>] 0xffffffffb526d5f8
[5123176.252617] PGD 968214067 PUD 968215063 PMD 0 
[5123176.252841] Oops: 0010 [#1] SMP 
[5123176.253075] Modules linked in: nfs_layout_nfsv41_files rpcsec_gss_krb5 auth_rpcgss nfsv4 dns_resolver nfs lockd grace fscache veth binfmt_misc unix_diag nf_conntrack_netlink nfnetlink vxlan ip6_udp_tunnel udp_tunnel openvswitch nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_nat_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xfs iptable_mangle br_netfilter bridge stp llc event_collector_2_0_352958(OE) xt_statistic xt_nat ipt_MASQUERADE nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 xt_recent xt_addrtype iptable_nat nf_nat_ipv4 nf_nat ipt_REJECT nf_reject_ipv4 nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 xt_comment xt_mark xt_conntrack nf_conntrack iptable_filter vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock sunrpc dm_thin_pool dm_persistent_data dm_bio_prison dm_bufio libcrc32c ppdev vmw_balloon crc32_pclmul ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel lrw gf128mul glue_helper ablk_helper cryptd sg joydev pcspkr
[5123176.255119]  parport_pc parport vmw_vmci i2c_piix4 ip_tables ext4 mbcache jbd2 sr_mod sd_mod cdrom crc_t10dif crct10dif_generic ata_generic pata_acpi vmwgfx drm_kms_helper syscopyarea sysfillrect ahci sysimgblt fb_sys_fops ttm libahci crct10dif_pclmul crct10dif_common crc32c_intel drm serio_raw vmxnet3 ata_piix vmw_pvscsi libata nfit drm_panel_orientation_quirks libnvdimm floppy dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod fuse
[5123176.256665] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Kdump: loaded Tainted: G           OE  ------------   3.10.0-1160.25.1.el7.x86_64 #1
[5123176.257269] Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 11/12/2020
[5123176.257958] task: ffffffffa1818480 ti: ffffffffa1800000 task.ti: ffffffffa1800000
[5123176.258545] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffb526d5f8>]  [<ffffffffb526d5f8>] 0xffffffffb526d5f8
[5123176.259199] RSP: 0018:ffff9e0c7fc03fc8  EFLAGS: 00010046
[5123176.259794] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffffffa195e040 RCX: 000000000000080b
[5123176.260405] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 000000000000080b
[5123176.261023] RBP: ffff9e0c7fc03fc8 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000001
[5123176.261657] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 7fffffffffffffff R12: 0000000000000000
[5123176.262348] R13: ffffffffa1800000 R14: ffffffffa1800000 R15: ffffffffa1800000
[5123176.262985] FS:  00007f495ef13700(0000) GS:ffff9e0c7fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[5123176.263641] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[5123176.264307] CR2: ffffffffb526d5f8 CR3: 0000000067202000 CR4: 00000000003407f0
[5123176.265023] Call Trace:
[5123176.265710]  <IRQ> 
[5123176.265720]  <EOI> 
[5123176.266407]  [<ffffffffa138ade0>] ? __cpuidle_text_start+0x8/0x8
[5123176.267126]  [<ffffffffa138b02b>] ? native_safe_halt+0xb/0x20
[5123176.267870]  [<ffffffffa138adfe>] ? default_idle+0x1e/0xc0
[5123176.268622]  [<ffffffffa0c37ca0>] ? arch_cpu_idle+0x20/0xc0
[5123176.269374]  [<ffffffffa0d014ca>] ? cpu_startup_entry+0x14a/0x1e0
[5123176.270137]  [<ffffffffa13717a7>] ? rest_init+0x77/0x80
[5123176.270914]  [<ffffffffa198b1cf>] ? start_kernel+0x44b/0x46c
[5123176.271689]  [<ffffffffa198ab84>] ? repair_env_string+0x5c/0x5c
[5123176.272469]  [<ffffffffa198a120>] ? early_idt_handler_array+0x120/0x120
[5123176.273266]  [<ffffffffa198a738>] ? x86_64_start_reservations+0x24/0x26
[5123176.274071]  [<ffffffffa198a88e>] ? x86_64_start_kernel+0x154/0x177
[5123176.274874]  [<ffffffffa0c000d5>] ? start_cpu+0x5/0x14
[5123176.275680] Code:  Bad RIP value.
[5123176.276504] RIP  [<ffffffffb526d5f8>] 0xffffffffb526d5f8
[5123176.277352]  RSP <ffff9e0c7fc03fc8>
[5123176.278159] CR2: ffffffffb526d5f8

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9.z kernel-3.10.0-1160.25.1.el7
  • RHEL guest on VMware hypervisor

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