VMware guest was rebooted after hung_task_timeout_secs messages.

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Issue

  • VMware guest was rebooted after following messages
Nov 11 06:18:27 hostname1 kernel: INFO: task kjournald:2683 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
Nov 11 06:18:27 hostname1 kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Nov 11 06:18:27 hostname1 kernel: kjournald     D ffff810009015120     0  2683    263          2689  2676 (L-TLB)
Nov 11 06:21:18 hostname1 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

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