[vbox-dev] VirtualBox 4.1.8 segfault

isdtor isdtor at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 07:17:22 PDT 2012

I'm observing the following behaviour when running a custom setup
script to create a new instance:

+ VBoxManage createvm --name vbox-image --ostype WindowsXP --register
--basefolder /var/tmp/virtualbox
Virtual machine 'vbox-image' is created and registered.
UUID: 28ae47e2-37c5-40f3-bc46-d98b40ee158b
Settings file: '/var/tmp/virtualbox/vbox-image/vbox-image.vbox'
+ VBoxManage storagectl vbox-image --name 'IDE Controller' --add ide
--controller PIIX4
+ VBoxManage modifyvm vbox-image --memory 1024 --vram 32 --audio alsa
--accelerate2dvideo on  --accelerate3d on --nic1 bridged
--bridgeadapter1 eth0 --hda
/var/tmp/virtualbox/vbox-image/vbox-image.vdi --usb on --usbehci on
+ pgrep VirtualBox
+ VirtualBox --startvm vbox-image
vbox: line 204: 25651 Segmentation fault      VirtualBox --startvm ${vmname}
+ exit 0

Environment: CentOS6.2 (fully patched),
VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.18_78361_rhel6-1.x86_64,  NVidia Quadro 600, elrepo
nvidia driver 295.59-1.

When I remove the "--accelerate3d on" option, the software starts normally.

I have not tested older versions, but I have used VirtualBox on
CentOS5 x86_64 on very similar hardware since version 3.1, and this
has never happened before.
Curiously, I do not get a core dump, despite unlimiting core size
explicitly in environment and script.

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