[vbox-dev] Problem with kernel 5.8

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Tue Jul 14 14:17:42 GMT 2020

On 6/8/20 4:12 AM, Frank Batschulat wrote:
> Larry, thanks - this work will be tracked with:
> Ticket #19644 (accepted defect)
> Linux kernel version: 5.8 - we need changes
> https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/19644

Just a heads-up to all the distro maintainers that read this list. I have not 
found a fix that works to allocate executable memory in vboxdrv. When kernel 
5.8.0 is released, EVERY VM on a host trying to run that kernel will break! The 
ticket shown above has my fixes for the other API changes in 5.8, but the 
removal of the exports to allocate executable memory are not fixed.


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