Regarding CPU softlockup issue

Mulyadi Santosa mulyadi.santosa at
Tue Dec 28 06:37:29 EST 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 17:30, Pradeep Kumar <pradeepkernel at> wrote:
> hi all,
> I got the fallowing soft lockup error
>  "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 16s! [Playback Thread:9266"]
> is that 16s is the value of /proc/sys/kernel/softlockup_thresh ??
> if yes, can I get rid of that message/panic by setting softlockup_thresh to
> some value greater that 30 ???

Quite likely, yes....AFAIK, it was 10 second last time I saw that kind
of message.

But are you sure you wanna let your CPU get locked for that long? I
think something is wrong if CPU is getting locked even for 10 second.
Better find a way to solve the problem.


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer and consultant


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