How to Determine the Faulty Component when a System crashes with "Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal hardware error!"

(Doc ID 2118023.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


On Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, the following kind of kernel panics can be witnessed:


This note outlines how to determine which hardware component caused this panic and needs to be replaced using a vmcore file if one has been generated with proper kdump configuration on the Linux / Oracle VM Server.


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