What are "general protection" errors logged to /var/log/messages on my x86_64 system?

(Doc ID 2269993.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.7 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


1. A kernel general protection error occurs in the /var/log/ message log as shown below.

kernel: someprogram[11902] general protection rip:40b3ea rsp:7fbfffe250 error:0



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