VirtualBox

Ticket #11757 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

VBox addtions do not work when using the hugemem kernel

Reported by: bernardg Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 4.2.10
Keywords: VBox additions X11 Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows

Description

VBox video X11 additions do not work when using the hugemem kernel. Steps to reproduce:

  • install centos or redhat (about version 4.6)
  • install the hugemem kernel : Revision 2.6.9-67.ELhugemem

rpm -Uvh kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-67.EL.i686.rpm

  • launch Linux with the hugemem kernel
  • install the vbox additions
  • reboot
  • see Linux is starting to boot
  • see Linux is even swapping to high res (1024)
  • see the screen turns all black at the end of boot just before asking for log
  • see the VM not replying anymore
  • see that even ACPI shutdown does not reply anymore

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CentOS46-2013-04-25-14-36-55.log Download (64.5 KB) - added by bernardg 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by bernardg

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by bernardg

URGENT : We are a registered company and would consider any commercial offer of fix and/or workaround.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • priority changed from blocker to major

If you are a registered Oracle customer for VirtualBox then please use My Oracle Support to get help.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Btw, RedHat 4.x / CentOS 4.x is not supported by upstream anymore.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by bernardg

Hi Frank Thanks. We are not a registered Oracle customer for VirtualBox but we are a registered company. What is upstream ? Regards

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by frank

"Upstream" is Redhat. Support for RHEL4 (CentOS4 bases on RHEL4) expired in 02/2012. I don't know the term registered company. Again, if you have a customer contract, please use the corresponding Oracle channel. This bug tracker is for community issues from normal users.

Also, as I understand from the documentation, the hugemem kernel is a 4G/4G kernel (the kernel lives in a separate 4GB address space from userland). VirtualBox did never support this kernel and most probably never will. If you need to address a lot of memory, use a 64-bit OS. With 32-bit OSes, recent Linux distributions can use up to 64G (still only 4G per address space).

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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