Kernel Panic in FIPS mode

Tapas Sarangi tapas.sarangi at
Tue Feb 23 15:41:37 EST 2016

Thanks for the reply.
 I am using and compiling kernel from I believe 3.18.27 with patches is as new as in January of this year. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 23, 2016, at 2:02 PM, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 01:41:50PM -0600, Tapas Sarangi wrote:
>> I am recompiling 3.18.27 on a platform derived from el6. FIPS mode is
>> enabled by checking the following configs:
> <snip>
> If you are using a RHEL system, you need to contact Red Hat for support
> as that is what you are paying for.  Their kernel is a very "odd" one.
> Also note that 3.18 is very old and obsolete as well, please use a
> "modern" kernel release, the community can't support old kernels like
> that.
> best of luck,
> greg k-h

More information about the Kernelnewbies mailing list