[vbox-dev] linux kernel taint?

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Tue Oct 11 18:33:17 GMT 2011

On Tuesday 11 October 2011 19:41:51 Stéphane Charette wrote:
> I love VirtualBox, and I use it 10+ hours a day, 6 days a week, to do my
> regular C++ software development.  I regularly have VM uptimes of > 1 week
> without problems.  Thanks, guys!
> But I did see the recent mailing list discussion recently about quality +
> betas, and while I personally did not agreed (it works well for me!) I
> spotted this significant posting today:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/10/6/317
> I came across this link from here:
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk5Mw
> Is this a known problem?

Which problem? The problems the Phoronix guy wrote about? I read about
VirtualBox bugs every day and of course we have a lot of bugs but we
also have a lot of satisfied users and customers.

If you refer to the Fedora bugs the Redhat guy was complaining about
then my assumption is that the list contains a lot of false positives.
Not every host crash is related to VirtualBox. And unfortunately many
users use outdated versions of VirtualBox because they use the packages
provided by the distribution which is often never updated.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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