Ticket #1485 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Error inserting vboxdrv: Cannot allocate memory

Reported by: mondalaci Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


 I've been told on the forum to report this issue as a bug, so I do so:

As an Ubuntu user who has recently upgraded to 4G RAM, I had to compile a custom kernel with high memory support because Ubuntu doesn't ship such a kernel with restricted drivers which I happen to use.

Next, I've installed virtualbox_1.6.0-30421_Ubuntu_gutsy_i386.deb successfully.

root@whisper:~# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
* Stopping VirtualBox kernel module
*  done.
* Removing old VirtualBox kernel module
*  done.
* Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module
*  done.
* Starting VirtualBox kernel module
* modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why

root@whisper:~# dmesg

[ 1608.644113] vboxdrv: Trying to deactivate the NMI watchdog
[ 1608.644117] vboxdrv: Successfully done.
[ 1608.644119] vboxdrv: Found 2 processor cores.
[ 1608.644131] vboxdrv: fAsync=0 u64DiffCores=406.

root@whisper:~# lsmod | grep vboxdrv

root@whisper:~# modprobe vboxdrv
FATAL: Error inserting vboxdrv
(/lib/modules/2.6.24-whisper-2008-05-03/misc/vboxdrv.ko): Cannot
allocate memory

root@whisper:~# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers    cached
Mem:       4139832    1190780    2949052          0      55336    735604
-/+ buffers/cache:     399840    3739992
Swap:            0          0          0

Considering the amount of free memory, it's impossible for vboxdrv to not to have enough memory.


config Download (84.8 KB) - added by mondalaci 10 years ago.
The .config file related to the kernel in question

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by mondalaci

The .config file related to the kernel in question

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Linux

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to host support

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if this problem persists with VirtualBox 2.2.0.

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