Kernel panic! Error while loading shared libraries:

I'm not sure whether to put this in just issues & assistance or to put it in newbies, so if this isn't the right place, please feel free to move it :slight_smile:

This issue began after updating yesterday, and a kernel panic happened upon shutdown. Afterwards, no matter what kernel I used (tried Zen, Hardened and LTS), the laptop wouldn't boot to the SDDM greeter - instead, it'd complain again about a missing, and then go to a grey screen where 3 small white dots would show up, and it'd get stuck on that forever. Uh oh :sweat_smile:

Please excuse the Github Gist links - for some reason, PrivateBin refuses to save my pastes so :confused:
Upon shutdown, I was given this kernel panic message: kernel panic · GitHub
I also grabbed a log of what was happening during update, since some interesting errors were popping up: 6-11-22_sys_update · GitHub
It gets interesting at around line 353, which mention having the same error even though the one triggering a kernel panic is

So far, I've tried (without success):

  • Installing lib32-libxcrypt-compat as per recommendations on StackExchange
  • Looking into journalctl -b -2 and other numbers, but they don't seem to have anything related (will post if asked :slight_smile: ). In case it's relevant, I ran journalctl after rolling back, not from a live USB
  • Reinstalling all packages via Garuda Assistant - no dice, got the same kernel panic on shutdown due to the same missing file/directory
  • Installing libxcrypt-compat and then update, but kernel panic still happens (I suspect this solution was offered for cases where it was a package dependency issue rather than 'oops can't boot')
  • Running ldconfig and then refreshing initramfs with mkinitcpio -P linux-zen after the update. No effect :frowning:

I also tried this:

sudo lsinitcpio /boot/initramfs-linux-zen.img | grep crypto 

Not sure if there should only be one occurrence?
(dcc is dell-command-configure, which I use to set the maximum battery charging level %)

Here's some other links from when I was searching around:

A lot of other links I stumbled upon were more about the libcrypto files missing when running other things.

I've never had to deal with kernel-level issues before, so I'm not entirely sure where to start or what to investigate. Any help appreciated! ^^
For now, I've just rolled back to a btrfs snapshot from before the update. I'd like to figure out why this is happening though, since I've never had issues with system updates before this.


  Kernel: 6.0.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=c9f99daa-f49a-4d9f-a961-e0361c675eed
    rw [email protected] quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=8d72c892-6d9c-4514-b2d6-398dc499ca0c loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9560 v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis:
    type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 05FFDN v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.24.0
    date: 08/10/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 65.7 Wh (79.4%) condition: 82.7/97.0 Wh (85.3%) volts: 11.9 min: 11.4
    model: LGC-LGC8.33 DELL 5XJ28 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: not charging
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake gen: core 7 level: v3
    note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 9
    microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache: L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32
    KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3419 high: 3567 min/max: 800/3800 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 3477 2: 3546 3: 3461 4: 3472 5: 2800 6: 3489 7: 3545 8: 3567
    bogomips: 44798
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5
    process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:591b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Pascal
    code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max:
    gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-12:7
    chip-ID: 1bcf:2b95 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 168 s-size: 580x326mm (22.83x12.83")
    s-diag: 665mm (26.19")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Sharp 0x1476 built: 2016 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 282 gamma: 1.2
    size: 346x194mm (13.62x7.64") diag: 397mm (15.6") ratio: 16:9 modes: 3840x2160
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.1 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:a171 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.6-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Rivet Networks
    Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:003e class-ID: 0280 temp: 38.0 C
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:4
    chip-ID: 0cf3:e300 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter note: tool can't run ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: disabled
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: N/A
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 589.07 GiB (123.5%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: KXG50ZNV512G NVMe 512GB
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: AADA4106 temp: 30.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 459.61 GiB size: 459.61 GiB (100.00%) used: 151.02 GiB (32.9%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 10.2 MiB (3.4%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 459.61 GiB size: 459.61 GiB (100.00%) used: 151.02 GiB (32.9%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 459.61 GiB size: 459.61 GiB (100.00%) used: 151.02 GiB (32.9%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 459.61 GiB size: 459.61 GiB (100.00%) used: 151.02 GiB (32.9%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.03 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C pch: 45.0 C mobo: 41.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
  Processes: 263 Uptime: 10m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 2.86 GiB (18.5%) Init: systemd
  v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1781
  libs: 498 tools: octopi,pamac,paru Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-10-19
  Last full system update: 2022-11-05
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            intel-undervolt.service systemd-vconsole-setup.service 

(I wanted to get rid of intel-undervolt after the update since Plundervolt had undervolting locked anyways, but after reverting, I haven't done it ^^; lol)

This is not necessarily helping solve your issue, but I noticed you have several AUR packages that might need to be rebuilt due to updated depending shared libraries.
Maybe you could try a

paru --rebuild

After this, I'd try updating again.
Remember to always use

garuda-update -a

Or use the relevant configuration, to update also your AUR packages.


Remove that dcc until it gets fixed, I'd say:
See also comments in the AUR


Lol. classic Dell causing issues :')
I've rebuilt all my AUR packages and am now trying an update. I actually didn't know there was an -a flag, so thank you for mentioning that!
If this is all it is, I'm gonna be so happy lol. This was definitely one heck of a learning experience for sure!

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Yep, this was it. After uninstalling it and finishing the system update, I rebooted the laptop without issues. :sunglasses:
TIL the effects of having another libcrypto file hanging around, and how to figure out which one is in use :sweat_smile:
Will be keeping an eye on that repo in the meantime. Thanks again, @filo !

Sometimes the smallest things cause the biggest problems huh :thinking:

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With rolling releases these things happen, and even more with AUR packages, where in the end you are the maintainer...
You look smart, some interesting reading as final takeover :wink:
(to learn searching eg to which package a file belongs to)
But none of these could have avoided the problem in this case...


Ahh icic :open_mouth:
Thanks for the links! Lol there is no smart here, only pea brain :joy: how did I miss the garuda-update wiki page HAHAHA
Lol this time the package made my system stop working after an update and not quite the other way around, but now I know what to look for (⁠^ - ⁠^ )⁠ゞ

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