Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)
View by Article ID

ESXi 5.1/5.0 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when powering on a virtual machine with a PCI pass-through device (2039030)

  • 4 Ratings

Symptoms

  • ESXi 5.1/5.0 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when a virtual machine configured with a PCI pass-through device is powered on
  • In the backtrace, you see entries similar to:

    T10:48:50.979Z cpu13:11538)Backtrace for current CPU #13, worldID=11538, ebp=0x41223449bcd8
    T10:48:50.980Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449bcd8:[0x418035af095c]PCI_GetExtCapIdx@vmkernel#nover+0x2b stack: 0x41223449bd38, 0x418035
    T10:48:50.981Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449bd48:[0x4180358badd2]VMKPCIPassthru_GetPCIInfo@vmkernel#nover+0x335 stack: 0x230001700301
    T10:48:50.981Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449beb8:[0x418035ca2c61]UW64VMKSyscallUnpackPCIPassthruGetPCIInfo@<None>#<None>+0x28 stack:
    T10:48:50.982Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449bef8:[0x418035c76791]User_LinuxSyscallHandler@<None>#<None>+0x17c stack: 0x41803584cc70,
    T10:48:50.982Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449bf18:[0x4180358a82be]User_LinuxSyscallHandler@vmkernel#nover+0x19 stack: 0x3ffd5836490, 0
    T10:48:50.983Z cpu13:11538)0x41223449bf28:[0x418035910064]gate_entry@vmkernel#nover+0x63 stack: 0x10b, 0x0, 0x0, 0x48d, 0x10e4
    T10:48:51.043Z cpu13:11538)^[[45m^[[33;1mVMware ESXi 5.1.0 [Releasebuild-838463 x86_64]^[[0m


Resolution

This is a known issue in ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.0 . 
 
This issue is resolved in a patch release for ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.0 Update 2. For more information, see VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201212401-BG: Updates esx-base (2035777).

Additional Information

To be alerted when this article is updated, click Subscribe to Document in the Actions box.

For related information, see Configuring VMDirectPath I/O pass-through devices on a VMware ESX or VMware ESXi host (1010789).

See Also

Update History

04/17/2014 - Added a link to KB 1010789 in the Additional Info section

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.

Feedback

  • 4 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.

What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)




Please enter the Captcha code before clicking Submit.
  • 4 Ratings
Actions
KB: