SLES11 SP4 LTSS kernel - WARNING: at ./drivers/tty/tty_mutex.c:28

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS
 

Situation

Logging into the console of a SLES 11 SP4 server or VM that has the LTSS channel in the repo and running the following kernel packages:
kernel-default-3.0.101-108.120.1.x86_64.rpm
kernel-default-base-3.0.101-108.120.1.x86_64.rpm
will cause the server or VM to hang and/or freeze.

/var/log/messages will contain the following error entries:
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525676] ------------[ cut here ]------------
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525741] WARNING: at /usr/src/packages/BUILD/kernel-default-3.0.101/linux-3.0/drivers/tty/tty_mutex.c:28 tty_lock+0x39/0x3b()
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525755] Hardware name: VMware Virtual Platform
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525758] Modules linked in: edd af_packet mperf microcode fuse loop dm_mod usbhid hid ipv6 vmxnet3 ipv6_lib vmw_balloon(X) sg pciehp shpchp rtc_cmos pci_hotplug i2c_piix4 i2c_core serio_raw sr_mod cdrom intel_agp pcspkr intel_gtt ac container button ext3 jbd mbcache sd_mod crc_t10dif uhci_hcd ehci_hcd processor thermal_sys hwmon usbcore usb_common ata_generic ata_piix ahci libahci libata vmw_pvscsi scsi_mod
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525866] Supported: Yes, External
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525878] Pid: 7079, comm: login Tainted: G X 3.0.101-108.120-default #1
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525886] Call Trace:
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525960] [<ffffffff81004dc5>] dump_trace+0x75/0x330
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.525974] [<ffffffff8147a985>] dump_stack+0x7b/0x81
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526007] [<ffffffff81068777>] warn_slowpath_common+0x87/0xe0
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526022] [<ffffffff8147de99>] tty_lock+0x39/0x3b
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526053] [<ffffffff813130d5>] disassociate_ctty+0x155/0x2b0
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526076] [<ffffffff81313246>] no_tty+0x16/0x30
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526081] [<ffffffff81313b29>] tty_ioctl+0x4a9/0x9f0
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526113] [<ffffffff8117c3be>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x8e/0x3b0
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526136] [<ffffffff8117c781>] sys_ioctl+0xa1/0xb0
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526146] [<ffffffff8148633e>] system_call_fastpath+0x22/0x27
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526159] [<00007f5fcaa8fae7>] 0x7f5fcaa8fae6
Feb 24 07:58:10 vm-sles11sp4 kernel: [ 497.526163] ---[ end trace 030db83fcb3906f7 ]---


 

Resolution

An updated kernel has been released to fix this issue.
Update to the following kernel levels or higher:
kernel-default                         3.0.101-108.123.1
kernel-default-base                    3.0.101-108.123.1
kernel-default-devel                   3.0.101-108.123.1
 

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:000019895
  • Creation Date: 16-Apr-2021
  • Modified Date:19-Apr-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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