[Call For Testing] VirtualBox for FreeBSD! take 3

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Sun May 24 00:21:16 UTC 2009

Martin Wilke wrote:
> We rolled a new version with a fix for all users where
> has problems with kernel load and unload. Many thanks to
> Shin-ichi Okano where submitted this patch to the vbox ml.
> http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/vbox/virtualbox_4.tgz


I've tested it again. The host os: 8-CURRENT AMD64, Xeon 5405, updated 
from sources from half an hour ago. No debugging in kernel.

What works:

* Booted 6.2-RELEASE i386 guest
* ACPI, IOAPIC enabled for guest emulation
* Performance seems ok (subjectively). Disk IO seems a bit slow
* Networking, NAT emulation, all emulated NIC hardware

What doesn't work:

* Hardware VT support - "A critical error has occurred..."
* CPU count detection - if I select 2 CPUs for the guest, VirtualBox 
complains the number of physical CPUs is 1 (hardware is quad core)
* Selecting > 1 CPU automatically selects Hardware VT support, so guests 
with multiple virtual CPUs cannot be booted.
* 64-bit guest support (same as above)
* Enabling virtual SATA controller - no error messages, the guest simply 
changes state to "aborted"
* Enabling COM ports - same as above
* Enabling audio - "Some audio devices could not be opened, 
* Rebooting the VM guest "from inside" from the boot loader

But so far it's an excellent start :) Thanks!

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