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Oracle Linux : Server Fails To Boot - 'kernel: usnic_verbs:usnic_ib_init:616: Unable to initalize umem with err -1' (Doc ID 2614857.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


An Oracle Linux Cisco UCS blade server without an Infiniband(IB) Host Channel Adapter (HCA) installed reports a fatal error during boot. System logs denote the following error:


localhost kernel: [ 10.630678] IPv6: Loaded, but administratively disabled, reboot required to enable
localhost kernel: [ 10.637141] usnic_verbs: Cisco VIC (USNIC) Verbs Driver v1.0.3 (December 19, 2013)
localhost kernel: [ 10.637144] usnic_verbs:usnic_uiom_init:587: IOMMU required but not present or enabled. USNIC QPs will not function w/o enabling IOMMU
localhost kernel: [ 10.637461] usnic_verbs:usnic_ib_init:616: Unable to initalize umem with err -


Loading the OpenIB kernel modules: FATAL: Error inserting usbnic_verbs (/lib/modules/4.1.12-124.16.4/kernel/drivers/inifiband/hw/usnic/usnic_verbs.ko): Operation not permitted


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