SLES12 SP1 ESXi guest with kernel 3.12.59-60.45-default or older is crashing with an invalid RIP:

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
Kernel: 3.12.59-60.45-default or older.

Situation

SLES12 SP1 guests running on VMware ESXi 6.0 may crash.
After a core dump has been saved, the 'dmesg' log will show entries like (edited for better readability):

bad: scheduling from the idle thread!
CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Tainted: G        W        3.12.57-60.35-default #1
Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 09/21/2015
  0000000000000000 ffffffff815202d0 ffff88083fc11f80 ffff88083fc03c60
  ffffffff8108f997 ffffffff81c11460 ffffffff81523a01 ffffffff81c11460
  ffffffff81c01fd8 ffffffff81c01fd8 ffffffff81c01fd8 ffffffff81c11460
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff8100475d>] dump_trace+0x7d/0x2d0
  [<ffffffff81004a44>] show_stack_log_lvl+0x94/0x170
  [<ffffffff81005d01>] show_stack+0x21/0x50
  [<ffffffff815202d0>] dump_stack+0x5d/0x78
  [<ffffffff8108f997>] dequeue_task_idle+0x27/0x30
  [<ffffffff81523a01>] thread_return+0x232/0x4a1
  [<ffffffff81521ed9>] schedule_timeout+0x269/0x300
  [<ffffffff81522c7f>] wait_for_completion+0x9f/0x110
  [<ffffffff8107883b>] wait_rcu_gp+0x4b/0x60
  [<ffffffffa017b715>] vmci_event_unsubscribe+0x75/0xb0 [vmw_vmci]
  [<ffffffffa02c55cd>] vmci_transport_destruct+0x1d/0xe0 [vmw_vsock_vmci_transport]
  [<ffffffffa02db7e3>] vsock_sk_destruct+0x13/0x60 [vsock]
  [<ffffffff8142438a>] __sk_free+0x1a/0x170
  [<ffffffffa02c61f8>] vmci_transport_recv_stream_cb+0x1e8/0x2d0 [vmw_vsock_vmci_transport]
  [<ffffffffa017acda>] vmci_datagram_invoke_guest_handler+0xaa/0xd0 [vmw_vmci]
  [<ffffffffa017bb71>] vmci_dispatch_dgs+0xc1/0x200 [vmw_vmci]
  [<ffffffff8105e03c>] tasklet_action+0x11c/0x130
  [<ffffffff8105e61d>] __do_softirq+0xed/0x280
  [<ffffffff8153009c>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
  [<ffffffff810046a5>] do_softirq+0x55/0x90
  [<ffffffff8105e905>] irq_exit+0x95/0xa0
  [<ffffffff8153088e>] do_IRQ+0x4e/0xb0
  [<ffffffff8152686d>] common_interrupt+0x6d/0x6d
  [<ffffffff81042762>] native_safe_halt+0x2/0x10
  [<ffffffff8100b2a9>] default_idle+0x19/0xd0
  [<ffffffff810b1181>] cpu_startup_entry+0xe1/0x2b0
  [<ffffffff81d50ea1>] start_kernel+0x43e/0x449
  [<ffffffff81d506a3>] x86_64_start_kernel+0x10c/0x11b
 BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0/0/0x00000100

followed by the following stack trace:
 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at           (null)
 IP: [<          (null)>]           (null)
 PGD b6202067 PUD b6066067 PMD 0
 Oops: 0010 [#1] SMP
 Modules linked in: binfmt_misc nfsv3 nfs_acl nfs lockd sunrpc fscache af_packet iscsi_ibft iscsi_boot_sysfs msr vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock coretemp cr
ct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul crc32c_intel ghash_clmulni_intel(X) aesni_intel aes_x86_64 ppdev lrw gf128mul vmw_balloon glue_helper ablk_helper cryptd pcspkr serio_raw vmxn
et3 parport_pc parport vmw_vmci shpchp battery processor button ac xfs libcrc32c sr_mod cdrom ata_generic sd_mod ata_piix ahci libahci vmwgfx ttm drm libata vmw_pvscsi dm
_mod sg scsi_mod autofs4
 Supported: Yes, External
 CPU: 4 PID: 28 Comm: ksoftirqd/4 Tainted: G        W      X 3.12.49-11-default #1
 Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 09/21/2015
 task: ffff880813f788c0 ti: ffff880813f7c000 task.ti: ffff880813f7c000
 RIP: 0010:[<0000000000000000>]  [<          (null)>]           (null)
 RSP: 0018:ffff880813f7dcf0  EFLAGS: 00010082
 RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff880813e3c380 RCX: 000000000000a7f0
 RDX: 0000000000000005 RSI: ffff880813e3c380 RDI: ffff88083fd11f40
 RBP: ffff880813f7dd08 R08: 0000000000000004 R09: 0000000000000004
 R10: 0000000000000550 R11: 0000000000000550 R12: ffff88083fd11f40
 R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000046 R15: ffff88083fd11f40
 FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff88083fd00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
 CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
 CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 00000007fb72f000 CR4: 00000000001407e0
 Stack:
  ffffffff81088de3 ffff880813e3c380 ffff880813e3cde4 ffff880813f7dd58
  ffffffff8108aee2 ffff88083fd0c778 ffff88083fd0c7b8 0000d31500000004
  0000000000000001 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000003
 Call Trace:
 Inexact backtrace:           
  [<ffffffff81088de3>] ? ttwu_do_activate.constprop.88+0x33/0x70
  [<ffffffff8108aee2>] ? try_to_wake_up+0x1f2/0x2e0
  [<ffffffff8107ba67>] ? __wake_up_common+0x57/0x90
  [<ffffffff81085087>] ? complete+0x37/0x50
  [<ffffffff810ff52a>] ? rcu_process_callbacks+0x1ca/0x530
  [<ffffffff8105e1e5>] ? __do_softirq+0xe5/0x230
  [<ffffffff8105e35d>] ? run_ksoftirqd+0x2d/0x50
  [<ffffffff81082cbc>] ? smpboot_thread_fn+0xfc/0x1a0
  [<ffffffff81082bc0>] ? smpboot_unregister_percpu_thread+0x60/0x60
  [<ffffffff8107ad94>] ? kthread+0xb4/0xc0
  [<ffffffff8107ace0>] ? __kthread_parkme+0x70/0x70
  [<ffffffff8152a518>] ? ret_from_fork+0x58/0x90
  [<ffffffff8107ace0>] ? __kthread_parkme+0x70/0x70
 Code:  Bad RIP value.
 RIP  [<          (null)>]           (null)
 RSP <ffff880813f7dcf0>
 CR2: 0000000000000000

Resolution

A fix for this bug should be included in kernel 3.12.62-60.62.1

Cause


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  • Document ID:7017833
  • Creation Date: 09-Jul-2016
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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