"Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init" After Upgrading Kernel RPM Package On Oracle Linux Server With Ksplice Running (Doc ID 1599425.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] to Oracle Linux 6.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL5U8 to OL6U4]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] to Oracle Linux 6.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] [Release OL6 to OL6U4]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.4 [Release OL6 to OL6U4]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

System is configured with ksplice (uptrack-1.2.2-0.el6.noarch).

After upgrading kernel and rebooting using the new kernel, the system gets kernel panic on boot:

Problem can occur on Oracle Linux 5/6 for both RHCK, UEK, UEK2 and UEK3 kernels.

Changes

Ksplice was configured with package uptrack-1.2.2-0.el6.noarch installed.

Cause

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