SLED 11 all current patches applied, Novell Client for SLED 11.
Running as guest OS on Vmware workstation 7.0 latest vmware tools
installed.

Login and file access are fine and fast - but if i logout of a user
session, which was connected to NCP shares via novell-client I get the
following error:

Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel
NULL pointer dereference at 00000072
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: IP: [<f8cba8af>]
:novfs:local_unlink+0x91/0x184
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: *pdpt = 000000002c80f001 *pde =
0000000000000000
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: last sysfs file:
/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:00.0/net/eth0/statistics/co
llisions
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Modules linked in: novfs
snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq
af_packet vmblock(X) vsock(X) vmmemctl(X) vmhgfs(X) acpiphp fuse
dm_crypt crypto_blkcipher loop dm_mod snd_ens1371 gameport snd_rawmidi
snd_seq_device snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus ppdev snd_pcm snd_timer rtc_cmos
snd soundcore rtc_core rtc_lib sr_mod button snd_page_alloc container
ac i2c_piix4 shpchp parport_pc cdrom pci_hotplug i2c_core pcspkr
parport vmci(X) intel_agp agpgart floppy sg sd_mod crc_t10dif edd
reiserfs fan ide_pci_generic piix ide_core ata_generic ata_piix libata
dock mptspi mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_spi thermal processor
thermal_sys hwmon pvscsi(X) scsi_mod vmxnet3(X) vmxnet(X) [last
unloaded: speedstep_lib]
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Supported: No
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel:
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Pid: 4757, comm: novfs_ST
Tainted: G (2.6.27.42-0.1-pae #1)
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: EIP: 0060:[<f8cba8af>] EFLAGS:
00010286 CPU: 0
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: EIP is at
local_unlink+0x91/0x184 [novfs]
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: EAX: 00000000 EBX: d543f9a5
ECX: f0994924 EDX: 00000000
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: ESI: 00000000 EDI: cf930cf0
EBP: 01010001 ESP: ec861eec
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS:
0000 SS: 0068
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Process novfs_ST (pid: 4757,
ti=ec860000 task=f5b9ae50 task.ti=ec860000)
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Stack: f8cc5a44 cf930cf0
00000000 f6c1acc0 dc1fba5c 0000304c 00000001 d543f9a5
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: 00000010 00000000
00000000 00000000 ee560b54 ee560b68 f8cbb299 f8cc5eb1
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: 00399ced 00000000
00000000 00000000 dd867146 118c441d 00000246 d543f980
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Call Trace:
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: [<f8cbb774>]
novfs_daemon_destroy_sessionId+0xa9/0xf6 [novfs]
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: [<f8cbf59a>]
Scope_Cleanup_Thread+0x168/0x210 [novfs]
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: [<c013a4cf>] kthread+0x38/0x5d
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: [<c0105dd7>]
kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: =======================
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: Code: 75 f1 89 d8 e8 a9 61 57
c7 8b 54 24 10 89 c1 89 d8 e8 96 fb 4d c7 89 c7 89 44 24 04 c7 04 24 44
5a cc f8 e8 19 f1 ff ff 8b 77 0c <0f> b7 4e 72 66 f7 c1 00 a0 75 1a 89
5c 24 04 bb fe ff ff ff c7
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: EIP: [<f8cba8af>]
local_unlink+0x91/0x184 [novfs] SS:ESP 0068:ec861eec
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 kernel: ---[ end trace 50e049f2eebc4e4c
]---
Jan 26 00:01:30 VPC-WP-SLED10-1 [XTCOM]: gkr-pam: couldn't get the user
name: Kommunikationsfehler

Some weeks before novfsd produced a core at every logout. Now it's
*only* this fatal error. After a restart all is well again.
--
W. Prindl