Kernel Panic On Mkfs.ext4 To Large Volumes in Oracle VM Virtual Guest (Doc ID 1963604.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2015

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

Upon attempting mkfs on large  volumes on an Oracle VM  guest running Oracle Linux 5 with  the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R2 the server may panic

[Note:  On this example the Volume was an LVM of  600GB,  but this could happen to any large volumes]

 

As for example

 

Cause

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