[vbox-dev] Catastrophic bug in discarding of snapshots

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 12 22:45:32 GMT 2008

On Friday 12 December 2008, walt wrote:
> Hi.  I'm tracking vbox HEAD via svn and I've been bitten by this bug
> a couple of times now.
> When I have several snapshots taking up disk space I delete the oldest
> one first (the one at the top of the snapshot list) because I have at
> least one newer one that I know is good.  Everything seems to go fine
> until I open vbox the next time, and now the virtual disk "with UUID
> foo is unavailable -- file can't be found".
> The backing file for the virtual disk is still there, but evidently
> with a UUID number that's wrong, or maybe the file is corrupt, I
> can't tell which.
> So I delete the virtual machine and go to create a new one using
> the same virtual disk, but when I do that, vbox just hangs forever,
> using no cpu cycles.  When I kill vbox it leaves two stuck processes
> behind, VBoxXPCOMIPCD and VBoxSVC --automate, which I also need to
> kill -9 before I can restart vbox.
> So far I can't find a way to reuse the disk image I still have.

Sounds like a bug which was fixed today.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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