[vbox-dev] Virtualbox 5.1.26 problem with kernel 4.4.76/79 and x86_64

Ingmar Sittl ingmar.sittl at elektrobit.com
Fri Aug 11 10:13:53 UTC 2017


yes, I am running Leap 42.3, and was not aware that the API had been changed. 
The solution from the ticket of course looks much better than my minimal diff to 
just get things running again for me, I will give the test-build a try.


 >Hi all,
 >On Donnerstag, 10. August 2017 10:26:50 CEST Larry Finger wrote:
 >> Are you running openSUSE Leap 42.3, or has someone else stupidly backported the
 >> get_user_pages() API from kernel 4.9 back to 4.4?
 >> If you were using a stock 4.4 kernel, then there would be no need for any
 >> changes. In fact, applying the kind of ifdef statements that you recommend 
 >> break the builds for all the people running kernels that actually follow the
 >> rules regarding API changes. Such modifications to an API should only occur 
 >> a major version change!
 >please download the most recent 5.1 Guest Additions ISO image from
 >  https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Testbuilds
 >It has the required fix for the openSUSE Leap 42.3 kernel, see also
 >  https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/16966
 >Kind regards,

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