3.5.0 kernel problem

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 18:04:58 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Andre Robatino
<robatino at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I'm using a Rawhide VirtualBox 4.1.16 guest set up to automatically install
> guest additions via dkms for each new kernel. My problem is apparently caused by
> failure of the guest additions to build properly with the 3.5.0 kernel. When it
> attempts to build (either when I install a new 3.5.0 kernel, or boot into one)
> it causes the corruption I mentioned. For the time being I've removed dkms in
> the guest. The next version of VirtualBox will probably have a fix.
> http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/pre-release-beta/475811-re-linux-kernel-3-5-rcx-has-been-released-test-post-your-commentshere-post2467176.html

Someone else reported issues with VBox and the 3.5 kernel upstream.
The changes to mmap broke the build of it.  Al Viro looked at it and
apparently found that vbox has some dodgy code that was relying on some
of the old symbols and needs to be rewritten.

I am utterly unsurprised in this development.

Anyway, as you said, VirtualBox needs to fix itself.  There's nothing
we can do here.


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