Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 870295
[abrt]: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 21s! [gnome-shell:24842]: TAINTED G
Last modified: 2012-10-26 10:18:06 EDT
Description of problem:
System is a Fedora 17 system running under VMware Workstation 8.0.4 with a patched version of the VMware Tools. Error occurred the first time X was started (via startx) after the vmware tools were installed.
This is liable to be related to VMware 8.0.4.
I actually tried using VMware Workstation 9.0.0 (because I dislike patching unless necessary) but the host system (CentOS 6.3,Intel DX79 SI, i7-3930K,32GB,Adaptec 6805 w/ Raid5,root on SSD,GeForce GTS 450 nouveau) GPF'd repeately. I removed that post-haste and returned to 8.0.4 w/ patched client tools.
libreport version: 2.0.14
cmdline: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64 root=UUID=185bdd25-6b3c-4d20-9a71-9f0b4617c58e ro rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 SYSFONT=True KEYTABLE=us rd.luks=0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet
kernel_tainted_long: Proprietary module has not been loaded.
Let us know if you can recreate this outside of VMWare and with the 3.6.x kernels.