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

Thu Aug 18 17:32:15 UTC 2016
JJB <jack at internetguy.net>

> 2016-08-18 12:39 GMT-04:00 correomm <correomm at gmail.com>:
>> 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).
> I'm also seeing those errors in several servers, running under 5.5.
> Currently investigating if this
> <https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009996>
> has anything to do (the resource overcommit bit).

Does this happen (only) while taking or consolidating snapshots? The VM 
is suspended during these operations and the OS isn't too crazy about 
it, especially if you have slow storage.