Ticket #11287 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

OSX 10.8 - Your computer was restarted because of a problem

Reported by: diggabyte Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.4 Keywords: driver kext osx crash
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X


VirtualBox continually causes my brand new OS X 10.8 MacbookPro crash with a grey screen of death that says 'Your computer was restarted because of a problem'. This does not ever occur when virtual box is not running. A VM need not even be running, but just the VirtualBox app seems to cause this crash. This happened in the last major version as well, as the recent update has not fixed the issue.

I've attached both the VBox log and the OS X Crash Report.


vbox.log Download (69.8 KB) - added by diggabyte 5 years ago.
VBox Log
osx_crash_report.txt Download (8.4 KB) - added by diggabyte 5 years ago.
OS X Crash Report

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by diggabyte

VBox Log

Changed 5 years ago by diggabyte

OS X Crash Report

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Can you provide any steps how to reproduce this crash? If I understand you correct then you host crashes only occasionally, right?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by diggabyte


  1. Run virtual box and guest (running bridged network adapter)
  2. Put the host machine to sleep (close lid of Macbook)
  3. Leave it in sleep mode for a while (typically overnight)
  4. Awaken the host machine

Expected: The machine resumes where it left off

Actual: Grey screen of death, org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp is always the most recently loaded kext indicated in the crash report.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by diggabyte

It could also be related to switching from one host network interface from another. For example, I use ethernet at work, but at home I use wifi. Perhaps changing between these two causes a crash in the VBoxNetAdp? In other words, use ethernet, sleep the host, awake without ethernet present but with wifi present.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Hachiman

Could you please before "puting the host to sleep" collect state of your host state with sysdiagnose -f <some place except /tmp/> and on finish put host to sleep. After crash please attach archieve with logs + crash report and VBox.log from the session.

Last edited 5 years ago by Hachiman (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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