How to 'gracefully/willfully' Crash a System when Soft Lockup Occurs (Doc ID 1622167.1)

Last updated on MARCH 20, 2014

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 When the system experience soft-lockups, e.g. BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 60s! [swapper:0] Pid: 0 one needs to generate a vmcore at the time of the soft-lockups which could be used for further investigation of the issue.

Solution

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