JFYI: VirtualBox-3.0.51.r22902_2 bridge networking freeze issue (solved)

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 17 11:19:33 UTC 2009

On Mon, 16 Nov 2009, Daichi GOTO wrote:

> At last, I have found an issue situation of system freeze led by bridge 
> networking. With Vimage enable built kernel, bridge networking feature will 
> lead system freeze.

This is more likely a VIMAGE bug than a VirtualBox bug, as VIMAGE is not yet 
well-tested or ready for real-world use.  I'm not sure if the bridge code is 
considered productionable with VIMAGE yet?


>  checked environment:
>    FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT #44: Mon Nov 16 09:51:20 JST 2009  amd64
>    virtualbox-3.0.51.r22902_2
>    Core2 Quad Q9550
> I have replaced to Q9550 instead of Q8300 to get VT feature, but this was not
> relevant (But from this change, I got an ability to use 64bit OS. My test environment
> has been extended ;-). Second, I have got rid of some compile options
> (e.x. CPUTYPE=core2) and ccache caches, but this was not relevant, too.
> Third, I have changed my BIOS settings and update thats version, yes living
> up to your expectations, this was not relevant, too.
> Finally, I have rolled back my kernel to GENERIC and bridge networking works
> correctly. Step by step adding kernel options, at last, I have found that Vimage
> feature is a cause of this problem.  Thanks
> PS
> Vimage developer, do you have any ideas?  Or with this issue, VirtualBox side
> should treat this problem?
> -- 
> Daichi GOTO
> CEO | ONGS Inc.
> 81-42-316-7945 | daichi at ongs.co.jp | http://www.ongs.co.jp
> LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/daichigoto
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