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Oracle Linux: VMware Guest VM: "vmtoolsd invoked oom-killer" Entry in /var/log/messages Log (Doc ID 2495195.1)

Last updated on MAY 14, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 to Oracle Linux 7.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] [Release OL6U9 to OL7U6]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On a VMware Virtual Machine which runs an Oracle Linux guest, is getting error with vmtoolsd invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0xd0, order=0, oom_score_adj=0

Further details are found in the /var/log/messages:

Jan 10 06:11:12 <HOST> kernel: vmtoolsd cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
Jan 10 06:11:12 <HOST> kernel: CPU: 0 PID: 5899 Comm: vmtoolsd Tainted: G O 4.1.12-124.22.2.el7uek.x86_64 #2
Jan 10 06:11:12 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:11:12 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 130 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:11:14 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 162 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:28:58 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 226 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:30:06 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:30:06 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:30:06 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 130 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:31:02 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:31:02 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:31:02 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:31:03 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:31:03 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 443 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:40:29 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:40:29 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:41:34 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 130 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:45:03 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75763 131 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:45:03 <HOST> kernel: [ 5899] 0 5899 75762 435 60 4 235 0 vmtoolsd
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: vmtoolsd invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0xd0, order=0, oom_score_adj=0 <<<<
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: vmtoolsd cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: CPU: 1 PID: 5899 Comm: vmtoolsd Tainted: G O 4.1.12-124.22.2.el7uek.x86_64 #2
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 09/21/2015
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: 0000000000000286 00000000ce419f4f ffff8800b63eb7a8 ffffffff8174b169
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: ffff880035810000 0000000000000000 ffff8800b63eb858 ffffffff8174712d
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: ffffffff8175569a ffffffff81755693 ffffffff8175568c ffffffff81755685
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: Call Trace:
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8174b169>] dump_stack+0x63/0x81
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8174712d>] dump_header+0x8e/0x221
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175569a>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0xba/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81755693>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0xb3/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175568c>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0xac/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81755685>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0xa5/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175567e>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0x9e/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81755603>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0x23/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175565b>] ? apic_timer_interrupt+0x7b/0x1a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8119f98e>] oom_kill_process+0x1ee/0x3e0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8119ff16>] __out_of_memory+0x336/0x530
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff811a02ab>] out_of_memory+0x5b/0x80
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff811a5e3f>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x9ef/0xa10
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff811ef341>] alloc_pages_current+0x91/0x100
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff811a094e>] __get_free_pages+0xe/0x50
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff812d6a05>] inode_doinit_with_dentry+0x3a5/0x6a0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81237a91>] ? inode_init_always+0x101/0x1b0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff812d793c>] selinux_d_instantiate+0x1c/0x20
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff812cbbf1>] security_d_instantiate+0x21/0x40
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81235be4>] d_instantiate+0x54/0x70
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8129287a>] proc_lookup_de+0x9a/0xd0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8129a04e>] proc_tgid_net_lookup+0x3e/0x70
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81226a23>] lookup_real+0x23/0x60
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8122c230>] do_last+0x990/0x1280
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8122cbaf>] path_openat+0x8f/0x630
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff810717b0>] ? do_page_fault+0x30/0x90
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff81759902>] ? page_fault+0xa2/0x120
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8122e729>] do_filp_open+0x49/0xc0
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8123bb07>] ? __alloc_fd+0xa7/0x130
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8121ba27>] do_sys_open+0x137/0x240
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175993a>] ? page_fault+0xda/0x120
Jan 10 06:45:27 o<HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175415f>] ? system_call_after_swapgs+0xe9/0x190
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8121bb4e>] SyS_open+0x1e/0x20
Jan 10 06:45:27 <HOST> kernel: [<ffffffff8175421e>] system_call_fastpath+0x18/0xd7

 

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