Deadlock with vmtoolsd, autofs and frozen filesystems

Solution Unverified - Updated -


System was in a hung state with this message in the system log:

INFO: task auditd:3016 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
"echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
auditd        D 0000000000000118     0  3016      1          3042  3015 (NOTLB)
 ffff8100b6f7dce8 0000000000000086 ffff8100bbac7100 0000000000000000
 ffff81000bbc7400 000000000000000a ffff8100bbac7100 ffff81003a5f1040
 00004a737e66bae4 0000000000002530 ffff8100bbac72e8 0000000000000000
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff800164d7>] __generic_file_aio_write_nolock+0x11f/0x3b6
 [<ffffffff800a34a7>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x2e
 [<ffffffff80021872>] generic_file_aio_write+0x67/0xc3
 [<ffffffff8804c1c2>] :ext3:ext3_file_write+0x16/0x91
 [<ffffffff800183ac>] do_sync_write+0xc7/0x104
 [<ffffffff800a34a7>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x2e
 [<ffffffff800e386f>] sys_fstatfs+0x57/0x68
 [<ffffffff80016b29>] vfs_write+0xce/0x174
 [<ffffffff800173f2>] sys_write+0x45/0x6e
 [<ffffffff8005d116>] system_call+0x7e/0x83


  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • VMWare tools, vmtoolsd
  • fsfreeze

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