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

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
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

Symptoms

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.

Impact

The kernel panics.

Conditions

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

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change