[CentOS] BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 36s! [swapper/0:0]

Thu Aug 18 16:58:35 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 8/18/2016 9:39 AM, correomm wrote:
> This bug is reported only on the VM's with CentOS 7 running on on VMware
> ESXi 5.1.
> The vSphere performance graph shows high CPU consume and disk activity only
> on VM's with CentOS 7. Sometimes I can not connect remotely with ssh
> (timeout error).

FWIW, I've had no problems with CentOS 7.x VMs running in ESXi 5.5.0 GA 
(build 1331820)

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz