Bug ID 671008: Kernel panic in netlink_compare in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Opened: Jun 26, 2017

Severity: 2-Critical


This is a known issue for RHEL7.2 kernels newer than 3.10.0-327.22.2.el7. BIG-IP 13.0.0 kernels are based on 3.10.0-327.36.3.el7, which is last public update to the 7.2 kernel series prior to the release of RHEL 7.3.


The kernel panics.


it appears this panic is exacerbated by netlink paths being taken by the crond process, which is doing a sendto() over a netlink socket.



Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

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