Ticket #11946 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

guest additions do not build with 3.11 kernel

Reported by: robatino Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.16 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


Error from Fedora Rawhide x86_64 guest with the first 3.11 kernel:

depmod: WARNING: /lib/modules/3.11.0-0.rc0.git2.1.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/char/crash.ko needs unknown symbol page_is_ram
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.11.0-0.rc0.git2.1.fc20.x86_64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxguest/4.2.16/build/make.log for more information.


make.log Download (9.1 KB) - added by robatino 2 years ago.
VBox.log Download (93.0 KB) - added by robatino 2 years ago.

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by robatino


Changed 2 years ago by robatino


comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by smo

The problem is due to the removal of readdir from struct file in linux 3.11 in favour of a new field - iterate.

For inspiration on how to fix, perhaps one could look at the patch for the equivalent VMWare functionality shown at

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by robatino

With VirtualBox 4.2.18, the guest additions build successfully both for 3.11 and the early 3.12 kernels, so hopefully there will be no additional problems with 3.12. Unfortunately, after installing the GA, X no longer comes up properly - I just get a black screen of the expected resolution. I can get to a VT, though.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by robatino

Although the guest additions were building with the earlier 3.12 kernels, they don't with the latest (kernel-3.12.0-0.rc0.git14.2.fc21). Filed .

comment:5 Changed 23 months ago by frank

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