[vbox-dev] SVN and Multiple CPUs

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Mon May 25 08:35:03 PDT 2009


On Monday 25 May 2009, Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 10:17, Frank Mehnert <Frank.Mehnert at sun.com> wrote:
> > On Monday 25 May 2009, Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> >> Yesterday I update my SVN tree and build it on Debian Lenny.
> >> I was surprised to see a revamp on the configuration GUI and the
> >> option to run the VM with more than one CPU.
> >> I tried it on my system (dual core AMD 64) running a backtrack live
> >> image configured as Linux 2.6.
> >>
> >> The time the machine booted up my laptop started beeping like I've
> >> never heard before. It had hanged and I could only turn it off with
> >> the power button.
> >>
> >> So, this brings on my question: is v-SMP up to Alpha/Beta status and I
> >> had a bad lucky running it or it is still broken beyond any usage?
> >
> > Remember: This is a subversion repository containing the latest
> > development changes of VBox. Thinks can break and sometime thinks
> > _will_ break.
> Yeap, I know that. My question was more on the lines: "shoud I give
> feedback on this or do you guys know it doesn't really work" :)

Ok, we are aware of that fact :)

> >> On a side note: "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv start" complains it couldn't load
> >> vboxnetadp and tells me to look at dmesg, but it seens the module was
> >> not build.
> >> I didn't bother looking at the log but I might take a look if its
> >> failing to build it for some reason.
> >
> > How did you build the kernel modules?
> For the main package I used the debian build system (dpkg-buildpackage
> -b -us -uc) and installed the resulting deb.
> For the modules they were build during install.
> I've DKMS installed on this system, but i dunno if it was used to
> build the modules.
> I can take a look on the build log latter and see if I can give you
> guys better info on what happened.

Not necessary, I've just fixed the problem in SVN. The fix will be available
after the next sync (which may take a day or so).

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems, Inc.    www.sun.com
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