[vbox-dev] IRQF_DISABLED removal in 4.1-rc1 Linux kernel

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed Apr 29 10:26:41 UTC 2015

Hi Allessandro,

On Wednesday 29 April 2015 12:20:35 Alessandro Suardi wrote:
> As per my post in the forums
>  https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=67590
>  the removal of IRQF_DISABLED in the 4.1-rc1 Linux kernel implies failure
>  to build VirtualBox (4.3.26 for sure, but even trunk as of yesterday
> appeared to reference said flag in VBoxPci-linux.c)
>  relevant email in
> https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-usb@vger.kernel.org/msg57136.html
>  appears to indicate that the flag has been a no-op for a while; a
> simple extension to the
>  kernel version checking lets the build go through - and my Win7 VM is
> running so far.
> Since I don't have enough expertise to tell whether the bandaid is
> okay or if there's the
>  need to amend other areas of the code to reimplement whatever IRQF_DISABLED
> was performing, I'll just post this as a build fix, waiting for a better
> analysis :)

thanks, see also ticket https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/14081 . Already

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