Clock stabilization in VMWare hosted machines?

Shawn Barnhart swb at
Sun Feb 10 13:41:16 UTC 2008

Gelsema, P (Patrick) wrote:
> I am having problems with the vmware tools. It seems to die, everytime
> when I start it or rebooted.
> Feb 10 13:22:25 wolverine kernel: pid 566 (vmware-checkvm), uid 0: exited
> on sig
> nal 12 (core dumped)
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 #0: Sun Feb 10
> 13:01:07 CET 2008    
> drmanhattan at  i386
I'm running 6-STABLE and thusfar I haven't had an issue, but I've only 
had them installed for a brief period.

My long-term experience with VMWare has been that FreeBSD is in the 
"barely supported" category by VMWare.  The guest OS tools are designed 
to help the VMWare host snoop on the OS internals to better manage 
resources like memory, so there's a chance that the tools you're running 
are referencing internals changed from 6.x to 7.x.

That'd be my guess.  You may want to post over on VMWare's forums and 
find out if others have this problem or if 7.x is even considered usable 
with the tools.

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