Virtual Machine Running on ESXi 6 Fails with VMCISock Errors. (Doc ID 2239569.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Linux VM running under ESXi 6.0 is encountering issues similar, but not limited to, hung state (not responding), kernel panics, reboots, etc.
Server logs like /var/log/messages/ or vmcore files if configured show the following call traces: 

[996986.101099] BUG: scheduling while atomic: oracle/3563/0x00000100
[996986.101120] Modules linked in: fuse autofs4 8021q garp stp llc ipt_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 iptable_filter ip_tables nf_conntrack_ftp ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter ip6_tables ipv6 vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock uinput vmw_balloon coretemp hwmon microcode pcspkr sg vmw_vmci i2c_piix4 shpchp ext3 jbd mbcache sd_mod crc_t10dif sr_mod cdrom ghash_clmulni_intel crc32c_intel aesni_intel ablk_helper cryptd lrw aes_x86_64 xts gf128mul vmxnet3 mptspi mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_spi pata_acpi ata_generic ata_piix vmwgfx ttm drm i2c_core dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod [last unloaded: speedstep_lib]
[996986.101189] Pid: 3563, comm: oracle Not tainted 3.8.13-118.13.3.el6uek.x86_64 #2
[996986.101191] Call Trace:
[996986.101193] <IRQ> [<ffffffff81094bf0>] __schedule_bug+0x50/0x60
[996986.101221] [<ffffffff815a0547>] __schedule+0x647/0x720
[996986.101225] [<ffffffff815a09a9>] schedule+0x29/0x70
[996986.101230] [<ffffffff8159e9d5>] schedule_timeout+0x195/0x220
[996986.101234] [<ffffffff8109a143>] ? try_to_wake_up+0x53/0x2e0
[996986.101240] [<ffffffff810bd110>] ? tick_nohz_handler+0xc0/0xc0
[996986.101245] [<ffffffff81071e6f>] ? update_process_times+0x7f/0x90
[996986.101250] [<ffffffff815a07da>] wait_for_common+0x11a/0x170
[996986.101254] [<ffffffff8103ba34>] ? lapic_next_deadline+0x34/0x40
[996986.101257] [<ffffffff8109a3d0>] ? try_to_wake_up+0x2e0/0x2e0
[996986.101263] [<ffffffff810f6570>] ? __call_rcu.clone.0+0x100/0x100
[996986.101267] [<ffffffff815a090d>] wait_for_completion+0x1d/0x20
[996986.101273] [<ffffffff81082fe0>] wait_rcu_gp+0x50/0x60
[996986.101277] [<ffffffff81082ff0>] ? wait_rcu_gp+0x60/0x60
[996986.101281] [<ffffffff810f69bb>] synchronize_sched+0x3b/0x50
[996986.101290] [<ffffffffa02339e0>] vmci_event_unsubscribe+0x70/0xa0 [vmw_vmci]
[996986.101296] [<ffffffffa02bbe17>] vmci_transport_destruct+0x27/0xf0 [vmw_vsock_vmci_transport]
[996986.101302] [<ffffffffa02ae86b>] vsock_sk_destruct+0x1b/0x60 [vsock]
[996986.101307] [<ffffffff814bfd63>] __sk_free+0x23/0x170
[996986.101311] [<ffffffff814bfed5>] sk_free+0x25/0x30
[996986.101316] [<ffffffffa02bc20d>] vmci_transport_recv_stream_cb+0x10d/0x2e0 [vmw_vsock_vmci_transport]
[996986.101320] [<ffffffff81090aec>] ? resched_task+0x2c/0x90
[996986.101324] [<ffffffff81090bc5>] ? check_preempt_curr+0x75/0xa0
[996986.101331] [<ffffffffa0232b2b>] vmci_datagram_invoke_guest_handler+0xbb/0xf0 [vmw_vmci]
[996986.101338] [<ffffffffa0233ebf>] vmci_dispatch_dgs+0xef/0x240 [vmw_vmci]
[996986.101343] [<ffffffff81381761>] ? add_interrupt_randomness+0x41/0x180
[996986.101349] [<ffffffff81069974>] tasklet_action+0xc4/0xd0
[996986.101354] [<ffffffff81069587>] __do_softirq+0xd7/0x240
[996986.101358] [<ffffffff815a17fe>] ? _raw_spin_lock+0xe/0x20
[996986.101364] [<ffffffff815ab91c>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
[996986.101368] [<ffffffff810174c5>] do_softirq+0x65/0xa0
[996986.101372] [<ffffffff8106936d>] irq_exit+0xbd/0xe0
[996986.101375] [<ffffffff815ac5d6>] do_IRQ+0x66/0xe0
[996986.101380] [<ffffffff815a1e2d>] common_interrupt+0x6d/0x6d
[996986.101381] <EOI> [<ffffffff8108bbcf>] ? hrtimer_nanosleep+0xbf/0x180
[996986.101391] [<ffffffff8108bb79>] ? hrtimer_nanosleep+0x69/0x180
[996986.101396] [<ffffffff8108bd0e>] sys_nanosleep+0x7e/0x90
[996986.101400] [<ffffffff815aa579>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[996986.101419] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 02
[996986.106044] BUG: scheduling while atomic: oracle/3563/0x00000100
[996986.106047] Modules linked in: fuse autofs4 8021q garp stp llc ipt_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 iptable_filter ip_tables nf_conntrack_ftp ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter ip6_tables ipv6 vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock uinput vmw_balloon coretemp hwmon microcode pcspkr sg vmw_vmci i2c_piix4 shpchp ext3 jbd mbcache sd_mod crc_t10dif sr_mod cdrom ghash_clmulni_intel crc32c_intel aesni_intel ablk_helper cryptd lrw aes_x86_64 xts gf128mul vmxnet3 mptspi mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_spi pata_acpi ata_generic ata_piix vmwgfx ttm drm i2c_core dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod [last unloaded: speedstep_lib]
[996986.106110] Pid: 3563, comm: oracle Tainted: G W 3.8.13-118.13.3.el6uek.x86_64 #2
[996986.106112] Call Trace:
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