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Oracle Linux 6 Crash in " VMCI_WaitOnEventInterruptible+0x7e/0xc0 [vmci] " (Doc ID 2441328.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Oracle Linux 6 with installed vmware tools crashes in Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI)


BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<(null)>] (null)
PGD 3066cd067 PUD 2e98ab067 PMD 0
Oops: 0010 [#1] SMP
last sysfs file: /sys/devices/system/cpu/online
CPU 0
Modules linked in: autofs4 nfs lockd fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl 8021q garp stp llc sunrpc vsock(U) ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter ip6_tables ipv6 uinput sg microcode vmware_balloon vmci(U) i2c_piix4 i2c_core shpchp ext4 mbcache jbd2 sd_mod crc_t10dif sr_mod cdrom vmxnet3 vmw_pvscsi pata_acpi ata_generic ata_piix dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod [last unloaded: speedstep_lib]

Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1 VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform
RIP: 0010:[] [<(null)>] (null)
RSP: 0018:ffff880028203b18 EFLAGS: 00010046
RAX: ffffffff8160b780 RBX: ffffffff81a8d020 RCX: 0058d9bcb95918f2
RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: ffffffff81a8d020 RDI: ffff880028216700
RBP: ffff880028203b40 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff880028203ddf
R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000001 R12: ffff880028216700
R13: 0000000000000001 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff880028200000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 00000002d89dd000 CR4: 00000000000007f0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfo ffffffff81a00000, task ffffffff81a8d020)
Stack:
ffffffff81055f76 ffff880028203b50 ffffffff81a8d020 ffff880028216700
0000000000000000 ffff880028203b50 ffffffff81055fb3 ffff880028203bc0
ffffffff81063120 ffff880028203ba0 ffffffff8105acec ffff880028203ba0
Call Trace:

[] ? enqueue_task+0x66/0x80
[] activate_task+0x23/0x30
[] try_to_wake_up+0x1f0/0x3e0
[] ? scheduler_tick+0xcc/0x260
[] default_wake_function+0x12/0x20
[] __wake_up_common+0x59/0x90
[] __wake_up+0x48/0x70
[] ? vmci_event_unsubscribe+0x114/0x154 [vmci]
[] vmci_event_unsubscribe+0x138/0x154 [vmci]
[]

[] ? default_wake_function+0x0/0x20
[] ? irq_exit+0x48/0x90
[] vmci_event_unsubscribe+0x7c/0x154 [vmci]
[] VMCISock_KernelDeregister+0x54c/0x704 [vsock]
[] __sk_free+0x23/0x120
[] sk_free+0x25/0x30
[] VSockVmciAllowDgram+0x1bc6/0x2e64 [vsock]
[] ? VMCIHashTable_GetEntry+0xa5/0xb8 [vmci]
[] VMCIDatagram_InvokeGuestHandler+0xf0/0x1cc [vmci]
[] VMCI_ReadDatagramsFromPort+0xd3/0x158 [vmci]
[] tasklet_action+0xe5/0x120
[] __do_softirq+0xc1/0x1e0
[] ? handle_IRQ_event+0x60/0x170
[] ? __do_softirq+0x11f/0x1e0
[] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
[] do_softirq+0x65/0xa0
[] irq_exit+0x85/0x90
[] do_IRQ+0x75/0xf0
[] ret_from_intr+0x0/0x11

[] ? native_safe_halt+0xb/0x10
[] default_idle+0x4d/0xb0
[] cpu_idle+0xb6/0x110
[] rest_init+0x7a/0x80
[] start_kernel+0x424/0x430
[] x86_64_start_reservations+0x125/0x129
[] x86_64_start_kernel+0xfa/0x109
Code: Bad RIP value.
RIP [<(null)>] (null)
RSP
CR2: 0000000000000000

Cause

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