[vbox-dev] Fix build errors on Linux kernel version 3.2

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Thu Nov 10 17:11:37 GMT 2011

On Thursday 10 November 2011 17:59:19 Larry Finger wrote:
> On 11/10/2011 02:04 AM, Frank Mehnert wrote:
> > Hi Larry,
> > 
> > On Thursday 10 November 2011 04:28:03 Larry Finger wrote:
> >> In Linux kernel 3.2, the iommu API changed. The following patch,
> >> copyright 2011 by Larry Finger and released under an MIT license,
> >> allows the
> > 
> >> VirtualBox module vboxpci to build:
> > thanks for this contribution but this problem was already fixed in
> > r39224.
> As I use the prebuilt version, rather than svn, I needed this patch.
> > And a general note: We adapt our Linux kernel code to a new version
> > not before at least -rc1 is available (the changeset was comitted at
> > the day when 3.2-rc1 was released). But early warnings pointing us to
> > such problems are greatly appreciated!
> This cycle, I did not run any 3.1-git kernels that would have shown the
> problem.
> Could you post any such patches in this list, or at least warn users that
> such a patch is needed?

I will do my best but I cannot promise that. There was already a bug
report, see here:


Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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