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ESXi 6.0 host crashes with PSOD - bnx2x_dynamic_alloc_rx_queue_single (2148642)

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  • ESXi 6.0 host crashes with PSOD.

  • You see stack entries similar to:

@BlueScreen: #PF Exception 14 in world 33046:helper11-0 IP 0x418012ba7b89 addr 0x0


Code start: 0x418012200000 VMK uptime: 32:01:46:52.364

0x439148b1b980:[0x418012ba7b89]bnx2x_dynamic_alloc_rx_queue_single@com.qlogic.bnx2x# s

0x439148b1b9c0:[0x418012ba7e17]bnx2x_alloc_rx_queue@com.qlogic.bnx2x# stack: 0x1

0x439148b1ba10:[0x418012babcf4]bnx2x_netqueue_ops@com.qlogic.bnx2x# stack: 0x0

0x439148b1baf0:[0x41801293bfae]LinNetNetqueueOpFunc@com.vmware.driverAPI#9.2+0xc42 stack: 0x0

0x439148b1bc90:[0x4180123fcb97]UplinkNetqOP@vmkernel#nover+0x127 stack: 0x43910000100f

x439148b1bcf0:[0x4180123fe9bf]UplinkTreeActivatePendingRxQueue@vmkernel#nover+0x42b stack: 0x10000

0x439148b1bdb0:[0x4180123ff9cc]UplinkTreeRxQueueCommitChanges@vmkernel#nover+0x4c stack: 0x43045e09

 cpu0:33046)0x439148b1bdf0:[0x41801240513a]UplinkLB_LoadBalanceCB@vmkernel#nover+0xd3e stack: 0x4391608a7200

 cpu0:33046)0x439148b1bf00:[0x4180123f8513]UplinkAsyncProcessCallsHelperCB@vmkernel#nover+0x13f stack: 0x43051f

 cpu0:33046)0x439148b1bf30:[0x41801225019e]helpFunc@vmkernel#nover+0x3c2 stack: 0x0

cpu0:33046)0x439148b1bfd0:[0x418012414c1e]CpuSched_StartWorld@vmkernel#nover+0xa2 stack: 0x0

 cpu0:33046)base fs=0x0 gs=0x418040000000 Kgs=0x0

  • In the var/log/vmkernel.log, you see entries similar to:

 vmkernel.<3>[bnx2x_esx_init_rx_ring:1944(vmnic1)]was only able to allocate 0 rx sges

vmkernel.<3>[bnx2x_esx_init_rx_ring:1946(vmnic1)]disabling TPA for queue[4]

vmkernel.<3>[bnx2x_dynamic_alloc_rx_queue_single:789(vmnic1)]Could not start queue:4

vmkernel.)<3>[bnx2x_alloc_rx_sge:734(vmnic3)]Can't alloc sge


This issue caused due to a memory leak issue identified in driver version bnx2x version 2.712.70.x.3.


To resolve this issue upgrade bnx2x driver version to version 2.713.10.v60.3 or latest version of certified driver. 

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