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The message "mptscsih: ioc0: attempting task abort!" repeats in the system log of VMware guest

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Issue

  • The following messages are logged frequently while running a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 guest on VMware host:
  • VM on ESX host shows high IO wait with following errors in logs:
Apr 24 21:01:38 host kernel: mptscsih: ioc0: attempting task abort! (sc=d8c23d00)
Apr 24 21:01:38 host kernel: sd 0:0:0:0:
Apr 24 21:01:38 host kernel:         command: Write(10): 2a 00 07 52 f8 e1 00 00 e8 00
Apr 24 21:02:09 host kernel: mptscsih: ioc0: task abort: SUCCESS (rv=2002) (sc=d8c23d00) (sn=118821254)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • VMWare virtualization host
  • RHEL server as physical host with internal storage.

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