Page fault in swapper on boot

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Mon Jun 28 21:11:44 UTC 2010

Richard Kolkovich wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 02:16:42PM -0500, Richard Kolkovich wrote:
>> I rebooted today to recover a couple devices which were in use by zombie
>> processes.  Now, I'm met with the same page fault documented in this
>> previous message:
>> I also performed the gettext upgrade between my last reboot and this one,
>> but I had no problems
>> completing it.  I have since booted the MFS live CD, mounted my zpools
>> and updated world and kernel
>> (RELENG_8 as of this morning) - still have the same page fault in the
>> same place.  I also tried
>> GENERIC - no dice there, either.  Single user, no-ACPI, etc. don't work.
>> I'll build some debugging into the kernel and see what else I can find...
> I should have done this before spamming the list, but at least I can
> provide a solution.
> With debugging enabled, I saw the problem child is the VirtualBox network
> module (vboxnetflt.ko).  I set both enable_vboxdrv and enable_vboxnetflt
> to NO in loader.conf, and I was able to boot just fine.
> Sorry for the noise - hope this helps someone else out.

The recent gettext update is a dependency for both the vbox kernel modules 
and the virtualbox-ose ports. Try rebuilding/reinstalling both with make && 
make deinstall && make reinstall if you still wish to use them.


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