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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0018539CentOS-7kernelpublic2023-03-12 00:20
Reporterpetko.alov Assigned To 
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformIntel Xeon E5507OSCentOSOS Version7
Product Version7.9.2009 
Summary0018539: kernel 3.10.0-1160.80.1.el7.x86_64 on Xeon E55xx crashes upon KVM startup
DescriptionAttempt to start qemu-kvm VM under kernel-3.10.0-1160.80.1.el7.x86_64 freezes any of 5 workstations with dual E5507 (all work OK under kernel-3.10.0-1160.76.1.el7.x86_64 or any previous version). Boot of the previous kernel (3.10.0-1160.76.1.el7.x86_64 ) resolves the issue.

The workstations with E5-2609, E5-2650 or E5-2630 are not affected - all of them run qemu-kvm VM under kernel-3.10.0-1160.80.1.el7.x86_64 without problems.
Steps To Reproduce(1) Install kernel-3.10.0-1160.80.1.el7.x86_64 on a Xeon E5507 system
(2) Reboot
(3) Start qemu-kvm => system freezes
Additional InformationSome more information could be found on CentOS mailing list, thread "[CentOS] Trouble with kernel-3.10.0-1160.80.1.el7.x86_64", including similar observation on Centos 8 with kernel-4.18.0-372.32.1.el8_6.x86_64
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2022-11-16 21:22

manager   ~0039031

This looks like a regression that can only be fixed by RedHat. Please open a bug at and let them know about the issue. Once they release a fixed kernel, CentOS will pick it automatically.


2022-11-23 21:10

reporter   ~0039035

Is there an update on this? My system was also affected by this, and the server no longer boots with the latest kernel version. I had to boot the second kernel option (the old one).


2022-11-23 21:37

manager   ~0039036

Any updates to fix problems like this have to come from Red Hat for RHEL first and then they get rebuilt for CentOS. You'd need to find someone at RH that could tell you the status of their fix for RHEL...


2022-11-27 21:00

reporter   ~0039039

For those experiencing this bug, hopefully some of these discussions will either get Red Hat's attention or lead to someone finding a workaround:
* red hat bug report[1]
* forum discussion[2]
* mailing list discussion[3]



2022-11-27 21:45

manager   ~0039040

No-one from Red Hat ever reads the forums and I doubt if many read the CentOS mailing list either. The correct place to discuss this would be in the bugzilla entry.


2023-03-05 23:26

manager   ~0039071

According to the RHBZ referenced in note #39039, the fix is in kernel 3.10.0-1160.87.1.el7. So hopefully it will be in the next kernel update.


2023-03-12 00:20

manager   ~0039077

The fix is in kernel-3.10.0-1160.88.1.el7.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-11-16 15:03 petko.alov New Issue
2022-11-16 21:22 ManuelWolfshant Note Added: 0039031
2022-11-23 21:10 own3mall Note Added: 0039035
2022-11-23 21:37 TrevorH Note Added: 0039036
2022-11-27 21:00 nqhaas Note Added: 0039039
2022-11-27 21:45 TrevorH Note Added: 0039040
2023-03-05 23:26 toracat Note Added: 0039071
2023-03-05 23:28 toracat Status new => confirmed
2023-03-12 00:20 toracat Note Added: 0039077
2023-03-12 00:20 toracat Status confirmed => resolved
2023-03-12 00:20 toracat Resolution open => fixed