Kernel Panic in FIPS mode

Tapas Sarangi tapas.sarangi at
Tue Feb 23 18:01:02 EST 2016

Thanks. I understand your point, but I am one of those people who
simply can't do an upgrade to the LTS kernel. Again, I think this
doesn't necessarily answer my question about FIPS and kernel panic.

An additional note, older kernels (2.6.x) and its RH derivatives,
works fine when started under FIPS mode.

I am sure I am missing some basics when turning the OS to run under
FIPS mode, which is why this email to the experts :-)

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 02:41:37PM -0600, Tapas Sarangi wrote:
>> 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.
> The 3.18 kernel was released in December of 2014, the .y patches on the
> end of that release are for people who for some reason or another are
> stuck with that kernel release, and are part of the longterm releases.
> The overall kernel is over a year old, please upgrade.
> greg k-h

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