[vbox-dev] need patch for kernel-4.16-rc1

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Sat Mar 10 21:40:14 UTC 2018

On 03/09/2018 09:55 PM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-03-09 at 20:40 -0600, Larry Finger wrote:
>> On 02/18/2018 07:36 PM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2018-02-19 at 00:22 +0000, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>> vbox 5.2.6 fails to build kmods for kernel-4.16-rc1 error log in
>>>> attach
>>> After remove vboxvideo from kmods build ( ernel-4.16-rc1 have
>>> vboxvideo , I don't know if still as stage module ...) it builds
>>> fine .
>>> Also VirtualBox 5.2.6 builds fine with GCC8 !
>> In case you want to build module with vboxvideo with kernel 4.16-rcX
>> as I had to
>> do, the patch is attached. This material is released under an MIT
>> license.
> Hi,
> Cool thanks
> I have some point to discus, I don't know from where to start .
> Checking virtualbox-5.2.8-382.2.src.rpm from software.opensuse.org .
> and the virtualbox.spec I sse that you don't have the new 2 kmk
> With VBOX_NO_LEGACY_XORG_X11=1 you may drop
> remove_vbox_video_build.patch and also IIRC Fix_for_server_1.19.patch

I do not doubt your conclusions. The only potential problem is that I have some 
users that port the VirtualBox packages back to earlier openSUSE versions. For 
example, when I removed the build for vboxvideo, I got a bug report requesting 
that it be reinstated. All in all, if the build is not broken, I prefer not to 
change it.
> With VBOX_NO_LEGACY_XORG_X11=1 you may drop virtualbox-system-x.patch
> internal-headers.patch is also around vboxvideo so I guess you also may
> drop it .

As explained above, I cannot.

> and I'd like review other patches and diffs of src.rpm ... In other day
> we talked about one patch from src.rpm to boot with pxe IIRC and if the
> patch is useful, we should upstream it (we may open a ticket for one
> patch) or at least I'd like use it in "my" packages .
> Other subject since kernel 4.16 we also have vboxguest in kernel
> vanilla. The vboxguest driver lives under drivers/virt.
> And we already had vboxvideo, vboxvideo is still in drivers/staging.
> These modules are enable in Fedora kernels (vboxguest only in 4.16), so
> I don't need build vboxvideo.ko and vboxsf is in review to enter in
> kernel.

I have to support kernels from 4.4 to 4.16. Thus my build must have vboxvideo.ko 
and vboxsf.ko even if they are built into some kernels.


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