Virtualbox 4.1.8 vboxdrv instantly panics on 8-stable i386

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at
Thu Feb 23 06:26:36 UTC 2012

In message <4F457AE8.4090708 at>, Andriy Gapon writes:
> on 22/02/2012 12:48 Doug Barton said the following:
> > On 02/22/2012 02:23, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> >> The attached patched should try to grab the memory harder.
> > 
> > Same result, different memory address:
> > 
> > supdrvGipCreate: failed to allocate the GIP page. rc=-8
> > vboxdrv: supdrvInitDevExt failed, rc=-8
> > module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (vboxdrv, 0xc66e8410, 0) error 12
> OK, now that, thanks to more testers, I realize that this issue is entirely
> i386-specific, I think that I might have been barking at the wrong trees.
> Now something very i386-ish to try to deal with the problem - the usual patch
> file is attached.

The patch tests out OK on 8.2 and 9.0. No panic. Fedora 16 runs nicely under vbox.

Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at>
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