[CentOS] "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#n stuck for X s! [swapper:0]"

Fri Feb 7 06:40:22 UTC 2014
Barbara Krasovec <barbarak at arnes.si>


On 02/06/2014 04:27 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
> I just updated my quad-processor X64 machine (AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945
> Processor) to the latest CentOS 5 xen kernel (2.6.18-371.4.1.el5xen) and I am
> getting occasional "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#n stuck for X s! [swapper:0]"
> messages. I did some net searching, and found some bugzilla reports
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=649519 and
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4488), but neither are shown as resolved.
> The machine *seems* to be running alright (it is not hanging or anything). Is
> this something I need to worry about? Should I revert to the older kernel
> (2.6.18-371.3.1.el5xen)? This is NOT happening on my single-processor 32-bit
> laptop (running 2.6.18-371.4.1.el5).
I remember this problem a while ago, in our case it was related to the 
network card driver. But in our case the system actually crashed with 
kernel panic.

What if you try to boot your system with acpi=off?
Cheers, Barbara