[vbox-dev] VirtualBox modules 4.2.4 doesn't build correctly on linux kernel 3.7.0 (gentoo)

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Mon Dec 17 11:37:22 GMT 2012


On Saturday 15 December 2012 01:14:30 G.Wolfe Woodbury wrote:
> Apparently the linux kernel 3.7.0 has reorganized some of the include
> header files.
> Trying to build virtualbox-modules-4.2.4 on gentoo with
> gentoo-sources-2.7.0 fails late in the build with "missing" include
> files.  Examination of the error shows that the 3.7.0 kernel has moved
> some of the files and/or fails to copy some headers into the
> /lib/modules/<kernel>/build/include/
> directories.
> For example: include/asm-generic/types.h is not copied or moved
>              include/uapi/types.h is moves somewhere
> I filed a bug at the gentoo bugzilla: BZ:447302
>        https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447302
> is there a beta version or download of sources that works with the Linux
> 3.7.0 kernel?

this looks to me like a bug of Gentoo and not a bug of VirtualBox.
The VirtualBox 4.2.4 kernel driver sources compiles fine against 3.7
vanilla sources.

VirtualBox 4.1.22 is a separate problem (it was released prior to
Linux 3.7).

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert | Software Development Director, VirtualBox
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