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PSOD on ESXi while vMotion: PF Exception 14 in world xxxxxxx :vmotionRecvH (2147271)

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Symptoms

  • The ESXi host fail with a purple diagnostic screen.
  • The purple diagnostic screen contains entries similar to:
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69bd30:[0x41800a865fb1]MCSLockWithFlagsWork@vmkernel#nover+0x1 stack: 0x4304c17b24d0, 0x0,
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69bd60:[0x41800b4924c0]DVFilterCheckpointGetSize@com.vmware.vmkapi#v2_3_0_0+0x78 stack: 0xb
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69bdc0:[0x41800bc73a8a]VMotionRecv_GetDVFilterState@esx#nover+0x26 stack: 0x4306172d24c0, 0
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69be00:[0x41800bc75933]VMotionRecv_ExecHandler@esx#nover+0x12b stack: 0x14d, 0x4392d8ca7000
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69be60:[0x41800bc76fac]VMotionRecv_Helper@esx#nover+0x170 stack: 0x0, 0x77dc, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
cpu14:2999181)0x4392dc69bfd0:[0x41800aa14a3e]CpuSched_StartWorld@vmkernel#nover+0xa2 stack: 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0

cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691bd40:[0x41801eb0a09b]DVFilterCheckpointTrigger@com.vmware.vmkapi#v2_3_0_0+0x57 stack: 0x4
cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691bd60:[0x41801eb0a3b8]DVFilterCheckpointGetSize@com.vmware.vmkapi#v2_3_0_0+0x28 stack: 0x4
cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691bdc0:[0x41801f3c4a8a]VMotionRecv_GetDVFilterState@esx#nover+0x26 stack: 0x4391c6927100, 0
cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691be00:[0x41801f3c6933]VMotionRecv_ExecHandler@esx#nover+0x12b stack: 0x14d, 0x439173b27000
cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691be60:[0x41801f3c7fac]VMotionRecv_Helper@esx#nover+0x170 stack: 0x0, 0xdcf0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
cpu32:5249234)0x4391c691bfd0:[0x41801e214a3e]CpuSched_StartWorld@vmkernel#nover+0xa2 stack: 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0

Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment. 

Cause

This issue occurs due to race condition during DVFilterCheckpointGet and DVFilterDestroyFilter functions causing the host to fail with a PSOD.

Resolution

This issue is resolved in:

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