4.2.4 Kernel panic for QLogic cnic module on ThunderX2 during installation

The QLogic cnic driver module is unsupported on 64-bit Arm platforms. The Cavium ThunderX2 servers include hardware that can cause the cnic driver module to load, thus triggering a kernel panic.

To work around this issue, black list the cnic module at boot by using the module_blacklist=cnic boot option in the kernel command line for the installer. To prevent the module from installing or loading in the future, create the file /etc/modprobe.d/cnic.conf file and add the following lines:

blacklist cnic
install cnic /bin/true

(Bug IDs 27011806, 28109733)