Spontaneous Reboots with Virtualbox Kernel Modules

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Wed Aug 11 14:52:57 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 10), Chris Maness said:
>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 03:38:03PM -0700, Chris Maness wrote:
>> >> I have had two spontaneous reboots since I have began using virtualbox.
>> >> I have never had the issue before.   I just upgraded to 8.1 yesterday,
>> >> so I will see if it happens again.
>> >>
>> >> Has anyone else had crashes/reboots running these modules?
>> >
>> > Yes, I've experiencing several on 8.0-RELEASE amd64. Since I was mostly
>> > using it to play with other OSs, I de-installed virtualbox and haven't
>> > tried it since.
>> Has this behavior already been documented anywhere?
> I run 3 VirtualBox vms at home on an 8.1-stable host and haven't had it
> panic or reboot on me.
> --
>        Dan Nelson
>        dnelson at allantgroup.com

Were you running it on 8.0?  I am wondering if the issue was fixed in
8.1.  I have commented out the modules for now.  I am a little nervous
about file system corruption from hard crash/reboots.

I can set up a jail for my FreeBSD sandbox.  However, my server is the
only viable i386 environment that I have to play with other OS's like
Linux, so I would like to still use vbox if I can be confident it is
stable because this server is a production machine.  All my other
boxes are Apple machines.

Chris Maness

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