Virtualbox 4.1.8 vboxdrv instantly panics on 8-stable i386

Andriy Gapon avg at
Thu Feb 23 23:12:40 UTC 2012

on 23/02/2012 08:26 Cy Schubert said the following:
> 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.

Thank you for testing!

Andriy Gapon

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