[vbox-dev] VBox kernel module does not build on kernel 3.5-rc1

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Tue Jun 12 06:55:49 PDT 2012

On Wednesday 06 June 2012 07:13:40 Sérgio Basto wrote:
> Klaus , your message should go to List isn't it ? not only for me
> On 05.06.2012 18:17, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Seg, 2012-06-04 at 18:13 -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> >> There is a patch available from
> >> http://mlau.at/files/vbox-4116-35rc0.patch. Manuel Lauss wrote it. With
> >> it, the kernel module builds, but I have not yet tested the resulting
> >> module.
> > 
> > Let me know what is include in main stream of VirtualBox, I will need
> > it, for sure, to compile in Fedora rawhide .
> It'll take a bit longer to figure out if this is 100% correct, and also
> working in older Linux versions... we're on it.
> Thanks to everyone helping with this (including Al Viro, who tried to
> make the necessary changes to VirtualBox, and already saw that it might
> be a bit more complicated).

Thanks Sérgio. Please have a look at


This change should make it possible to compile the VirtualBox kernel
modules against Linux 3.5.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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