Installing a Linux virtual machine with an e1000e network adapter fails
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Installing a Linux virtual machine with an e1000e network adapter fails


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When creating an RHEL 7.1 or later, or SLES 12 Linux virtual machine, you experience these symptoms:
  • Attempts to install Linux fail when there is an e1000e network adapter in the virtual machine configuration.
  • On virtual machine creation, with an e1000e network adapter: Post power on of the virtual machine, the installation hangs and a black screen is presented.
  • A kernel dump occurs if you hotadd an e1000e network adapter to an existing RHEL 7.x virtual machine.
  • In the crash dump directory, the vmcore-dmesg.txt file shows entries similar to:

    [ 1498.266938] Call Trace:
    [ 1498.266950] [<ffffffff810ca68a>] timecounter_init+0x1a/0x30
    [ 1498.266973] [<ffffffffa066d687>] e1000e_config_hwtstamp+0x247/0x420 [e1000e]
    [ 1498.266994] [<ffffffffa066dd75>] e1000e_reset+0x285/0x620 [e1000e]
    [ 1498.267012] [<ffffffffa066f04a>] e1000_probe+0xbaa/0xee0 [e1000e]
    [ 1498.267021] [<ffffffff81306f75>] local_pci_probe+0x45/0xa0
    [ 1498.267029] [<ffffffff813083e5>] ? pci_match_device+0xc5/0xd0
    [ 1498.267036] [<ffffffff81308529>] pci_device_probe+0xf9/0x150
    [ 1498.267046] [<ffffffff813d22b7>] driver_probe_device+0x87/0x390
    [ 1498.267054] [<ffffffff813d25c0>] ? driver_probe_device+0x390/0x390
    [ 1498.267062] [<ffffffff813d25fb>] __device_attach+0x3b/0x40
    [ 1498.267070] [<ffffffff813d011b>] bus_for_each_drv+0x6b/0xb0
    [ 1498.267077] [<ffffffff813d21b8>] device_attach+0x88/0xa0


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Additional Information

e1000e ネットワーク アダプタを備えた Linux 仮想マシンのインストールが失敗する