Ticket #10089 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

PAE always exposed to VM regardless of checkbox state

Reported by: Ivan X Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

On a Mac OS X host, using VirtualBox 4.1.8, PAE appears to always be available to the VM, even if the checkbox in Settings->System->Processor is unchecked.

By contrast, on a Windows host using VirtualBox 4.1.8, PAE is not available to the VM if the checkbox is unchecked.

One way to reproduce:
Use the Mac OS X version of VirtualBox 4.1.8
Uncheck PAE in Settings->System->Processor
Start up VM from Ubuntu 11.10 Server 32-bit edition CD
Press return (four times) until asked about detecting the keyboard layout
Press ESC, and choose to execute a shell
Type: grep -i PAE /proc/cpuinfo

Expected behavior would be no output other than another prompt. (This is how the Windows version behaves.) Actual behavior is that a line of CPU attributes is presented with pae among them, same as if the checkbox were checked.

Also, on a Mac OS X host with the checkbox unchecked, the pae version of the Linux kernel will still be installed, whereas that's not true on a Windows host.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Ivan X

Forgot to mention: The host computer where this was seen is a MacBook Air 2011 Core i7, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.7.2.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Mac OS X host 4.1.8: PAE always exposed to VM regardless of checkbox state to PAE always exposed to VM regardless of checkbox state

comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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