[vbox-dev] Something wrong with testcases on x86-64

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Tue Aug 31 23:29:43 PDT 2010

On Tuesday 31 August 2010, Mariusz Białończyk wrote:
>> You also might want to do 'svn update' before.
>> The current revision (r31975) builds fine here on different hosts.
> it's obviously to me that i make a full checkout and test several
> times before i am starting to report a problem to the ML

1. This not not obvisouly to me, therefore I'm asking.
2. I asked you to do 'svn update' because there were changes in the
   tree after you wrote this report. It is necessary to start from
   a defined starting point.

> [...]
> /home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/bin/tstDeviceStructSizeRC: 1:
> Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
> kmk[2]: *** [/home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/obj/Devices/testcase/
> tstDeviceStructSizeRC.h] Error 2
> kmk[2]: *** Deleting file
> `/home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/obj/Devices/
> testcase/tstDeviceStructSizeRC.h'
> kmk[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> /home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/bin/tstVMStructRC: 1: Syntax
> error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
> kmk[2]: ***
> [/home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/obj/VMM/tstVMStructRC.h] Error 2
> kmk[2]: *** Deleting file
> `/home/manio/vbox/out/linux.amd64/release/obj/VMM/ tstVMStructRC.h'
> kmk[2]: Leaving directory `/home/manio/vbox'
> kmk[2]: Entering directory `/home/manio/vbox'
> kmk[2]: *** Exiting with status 2
> kmk[1]: *** [pass_binaries_this] Error 2
> kmk[1]: Leaving directory `/home/manio/vbox'
> kmk: *** [pass_binaries_order] Error 2

Please send me the binary


via private E-mail. Also please do

  rm -f \
  rm -f \
  kmk tstVMStructRC KBUILD_VERBOSE=2

and send me the complete output.

Regarding compiling VBox as root: Of course you can do that but it is
uncommon; you know, execute everything with the least possible privilege.
But right, it does not matter which account you are using, the results
should be the same.

Kind regards,

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