Guests randomly hang or crash after updating the KVM/RHEV-H host to RHEL-5.8

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Issue

Guests randomly hang or crash after updating the host to RHEL-5.8. Host system is running fine and the hang occurs on the guests at random time. Guest system may respond to ping requests, but nothing would work on the guest, like running commands, accessing services provided by the guest and etc.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Host (RHEV-H) 5.8-20120202.0
  • kvm-83-249.el5

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