Booting Kernel 2.6.9-78.EL Hangs (Doc ID 781246.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6.9-78.EL
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

System becomes unresponsive with OOPS after upgrading to 2.6.9-78.EL (RHEL4U7) with steps below:
/var/log/messages has:
kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address f91696c8
kernel:  printing eip:
kernel: 0228d80e
kernel: *pde = 00000000
kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]
kernel: SMP
kernel: Modules linked in: sg ip_queue md5 ipv6 autofs4 i2c_dev i2c_core nfs lockd nfs_acl ip_vs sunrpc ip_tables cpufreq_powersave dm_mirror dm_mod button battery ac hw_random tg3 floppy ata_piix libata ext3 jbd cciss sd_mod scsi_mod
...
kernel: EIP:    0060:[<0228d80e>]    Not tainted VLI
kernel: EFLAGS: 00010292   (2.6.9-78.ELhugemem)
kernel: EIP is at nf_unregister_sockopt+0x48/0x83
...
kernel: Process modprobe (pid: 9389, threadinfo=e0156000 task=e029f930)
...
kernel: Call Trace:
iptables:  failed
kernel:  [<f8891555>] fini+0xd/0x35 [ip_tables]
kernel:  [<0213615a>] sys_delete_module+0x13b/0x184
kernel:  [<02150c3e>] unmap_vma_list+0xe/0x17
kernel:  [<02150f9b>] do_munmap+0x135/0x143
...



Changes

System upgraded to RHEL 4 Update 7

Cause

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