dmesg reports in my laptop, since quite some time now,
NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup every time I try to use
firefox. Samples of what is reported posted at https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/4536#issuecomment-280894134.
Related questions are
- What is a CPU soft lockup?
- What does "kernel:NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup" followed by other errors mean?
- Kernel Crash/ Cpu error?
I have also read/commented at - https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/issues/4536
How can I detect whether it's a hardware issue or, as I think, confirm it's an issue related to the kernel/software?
Funtoo-Linux, a rolling distribution
I have (at least) observed the "BUG" while using the following kernel(s) versions:
I use a custom configuration to compile the kernel. It's mostly the same configuration I use(d) for long time, when there was no "soft lockup" problem or whatsoever related to a "watchdog".
I can copy-paste or link the configuration file. However, two important settings I have found else to be "required"
I observed the "BUG" while using ZoL versions