SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

Oops, secure memory pool already initialized" message

This document (7018609) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)


Seeing "Oops, secure memory pool already initialized" messages. 

See them with ifup and ifdown and gpg commands.  The commands are working correctly.

localhost:~ # ifup eth3
Oops, secure memory pool already initialized
eth3            up

gpg --list-keys
localhost:~ # gpg --list-keys
Oops, secure memory pool already initialized
pub   2048R/39DB7C82 2013-01-31 [expired: 2017-01-30]
uid       [ expired] SuSE Package Signing Key <>

pub   2048R/50A3DD1C 2013-01-14 [expired: 2017-01-13]
uid       [ expired] SuSE Package Signing Key (reserve key) <>

note: random_seed file not updated
localhost:~ #

/var/log/messages shows nothing when this happens, dmesg shows nothing.
When I give the "debug" option to ifdown you first see the oops message then it goes into wicked debug information.


This message comes from libgcrypt and is not a concern.

It's merely an indication that a call was made to initialize the secure
memory pool and it had already been initialized.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7018609
  • Creation Date: 13-Feb-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.