Ticket #15353 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Incorrect quoting in balloon control startup script

Reported by: prensing Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.0.18
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux


On Linux, in /etc/init.d/vboxballoonctrl-service, the quoting of parameters like VBOXWATCHDOG_BALLOON_INTERVAL when building the command line is incorrect. In version 5.0.18 this is around line 239. The code is like:


The extra backslashed quote marks get carried through to the command line and then into the running application itself. VBoxBalloonCtrl then ends up trying to interpret:


(including the quote!!) as a number and fails.

You should either remove the quotes (since nothing should have spaces), or start the daemon with an "eval".

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