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Kernel Panic While Booting After the Swap is Moved to Another Location (Doc ID 1626957.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


The swap area has been moved to another disk. The following kernel panic is received while trying to boot the server:

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
PID: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.39-100.el6uek.x86_64 #1
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8150bd0b>] panic+0x91/0x1a8
[<ffffffff81061552>] ? enqueue_entity+0x52/0x200
[<ffffffff81071a3b>] forget_original_parent+0x32b/0x330
[<ffffffff8105ae2f>] ? sched_move_task+0x9d/0x150
[<ffffffff81071a5b>] exit_notify+0x1b/0x190
[<ffffffff81072b5e>] do_exit+0x1fe/0x430
[<ffffffff81072e15>] do_group_exit+0x55/0xd0
[<ffffffff81072ea7>] sys_exit_group+0x17/0x20
[<ffffffff81517082>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

The server cannot boot with an alternative kernel as well.


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