[CentOS] CentOS 6 early panic on ESXi 4.1.0 build 800380

Tilman Schmidt t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware.de
Tue Sep 11 17:24:03 EDT 2012


Am 11.09.2012 21:14, schrieb John R Pierce:
> On 09/11/12 12:06 PM, Tilman Schmidt wrote:

>> I tried two different CentOS 6 VMs. Both have the latest standard kernel
>> (2.6.32-279.5.2.el6.x86_64). Both run perfectly fine on one of the other
>> VMware hosts still running ESXi 4.1.0 build 702113. On build 800380,
>> both display the GRUB menu alright but freeze immediately afterwards,
>> emitting the message
>>
>> PANIC: early exception 0d rip 10:ffffffff81038879 error 0 cr2 0
[...]
> from here, it appears to be a hardware or vmware issue.

I tend to exclude hardware issues. The host in question was working fine
before the update.

>   NOTHING the guest OS does should crash the hypervisor.

Perhaps I wasn't quite clear. It's the guest OS that panics. The
hypervisor continues quite unperturbed by its guest's fate.

Thanks,
Tilman

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