Oracle Linux And VM Server: "Panic general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP"

(Doc ID 2318600.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL6 to OL6U9]
Other UNIX

Symptoms

  1. Multiple unexpected reboots of server.
  2. VMCORE dump shows panic related to "general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP" message.
  3. VMCORE shows every CPU in the kernel idle loop.
  4. VMCORE stack trace shows "[exception RIP: __ticket_spin_lock+9]" as a component.
  5. Server is provisioned with either a Haswell or Broadwell family CPU.

Changes

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Cause

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