RHEL8+VMWare: services and programs using gnutls library fail with "traps: xxx[PID] trap invalid opcode ip:xxx sp:xxx error:0 in libgnutls.so.30.28.2[xxx+1dd000]" message in the journal

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Following message is seen in the journal:

    kernel: traps: nmcli[1478] trap invalid opcode ip:7fadd44a49bb sp:7fff8f77d850 error:0 in libgnutls.so.30.28.2[7fadd4369000+1dd000]

    Addresses and program name may vary.

  • systemd services such as the ones below fail

    * cups.path                   loaded failed failed CUPS Scheduler                                     
    * accounts-daemon.service     loaded failed failed Accounts Service                                   
    * chronyd.service             loaded failed failed NTP client/server                                  
    * cups.service                loaded failed failed CUPS Scheduler                                     
    * firewalld.service           loaded failed failed firewalld - dynamic firewall daemon                
    * fprintd.service             loaded failed failed Fingerprint Authentication Daemon                  
    * gdm.service                 loaded failed failed GNOME Display Manager      
  • programs such as wget fail as well


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • VMWare ESXi 7.0

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