What does the 'Scheduling while atomic' message mean?

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  • System becomes unresponsive or it is very slow. The message "kernel: BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0x00010000/0" is getting repeatedly logged in /var/log/messages or in /var/log/abrt.log

  • System logs the following message in /var/log/messages:

 kernel: BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/0x00010000/0


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (host)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6 (guest)
  • KVM virtualization

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