[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#497505: Bug#497505: virtualbox-ose doesn't work with linux 2.6.26

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Sat Sep 13 12:53:11 UTC 2008


On Samstag, 13. September 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
> # No longer assign to linux-2.6 as the issue has been confirmed for VBox
> reassign 497505 virtualbox-ose 1.6.2-dfsg-4
> tags 497505 patch fixed-upstream
> thanks
> On Friday 12 September 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
> > I've taken a look at the upstream SVN repository and it looks like the
> > fix is in changeset 12305 [1].
> > There are differences between the code there and the source in Debian.
> > That changeset seems to e.g. depend on changeset 12299 [2].
> Well, turns out I was wrong. The two patchsets applied cleanly so I was 
> able to do that myself. It did not work though. After looking again it 
> turned out that changesets 12303, 12307 and 12308 were related.
> After applying those changesets as well, the problem seems to be fixed.
> A virtual machine that was failing for me (a clean Debian Lenny install) 
> now boots reliably with 2.6.26-1-686 (on an amd64 host running unstable 
> with 2.6.27-rc6 kernel).
> Please consider applying the attached patch and pushing the new version 
> for Lenny. The patch contains the cumulative diff for the mentioned 
> changesets.

Initial testing confirms it to be working very well for me, thanks!

As a consequence of this patch,
    <title>Other incompatibilities</title>
      For reasons not yet known VirtualBox does not work reliably with 686
      optimized linux kernel 2.6.26. If you experience any problem here, please
      switch to the standard 486 optimized kernel for which these problems have
      not been reported.
can be removed from virtualbox-ose.README.Debian.xml again as well.

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
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