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Virtual Machine Running on VMWare Crashes When Hot-Adding Memory (Doc ID 2426520.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When hot-adding memory to a VMWare Virtual Machine, the VM may reboot itself.

You may see errors in the logs like:

May 14 23:32:56 kernel: ACPI:memory_hp:Memory online failed for 0x340000000 - 0x440000000
May 14 23:32:56 kernel: ACPI:memory_hp:add_memory failed
May 14 23:32:56 kernel: ACPI:memory_hp:Error in acpi_memory_enable_device
May 14 23:32:56 kernel: acpi_memhotplug: probe of PNP0C80:02 failed with error -22
May 14 23:32:56 kernel:
May 14 23:32:56 kernel: driver data not found
May 14 23:32:56 kernel: ACPI:memory_hp:Cannot find driver data


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