Spontaneous Reboots with Virtualbox Kernel Modules

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Wed Aug 11 15:40:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Chris Maness <chris at chrismaness.com>
> wrote:
>> I am running 3.2.6 and it was crashing.
> On the <= 3.2.4 stuff, only time is crashed was with multiple cpu vm's.
> Doesn't happen any longer and my systems are up for months running vm's.
> I'd try to find the root cause of your issue, somethings to check
> are sources vs installed kernel/world in sync?

This is the case with the second crash, but I have since upgraded to 8.1.

> Is this from a clean install?  if not, you may have dependency issues.

A clean install of the OS?  I am not 100% sure of what you mean here.

> Finding these can be difficult, save yourself the headache and following the
> instructions on the portmaster man page for a complete system rebuild, this
> will take awhile.

I have rebuilt and fixed dependency issues.  It took me a while to
clean up the issues so that vbox would even build.  I had some stale
includes that were not removed by their scripts.  After removing by
hand, I was able to rebuild all of these old dependencies and fixed
other issues on my server.  It is amazing how one little file can
cause so much grief.

Chris Maness

> Review and follow instructions on freebsd vbox wiki.
> --
> Adam Vande More

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