Ticket #16404 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

vboxsf does not get autoloaded when a mount happens (fs-vboxsf alias missing)

Reported by: hyperair Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.0.14
Keywords: vboxsf shared folders Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: all


When the vboxsf kernel module is not loaded, mounting a shared folder (e.g. mount -t vboxsf foo /media/foo` fails with ENODEV.

The reason for this is that vboxsf lacks the fs-vboxsf alias, which is what the kernel uses to autoload filesystem modules during mount. This can be fixed by adding the following to vboxsf/vfsmod.c:


Alternatively, it can be worked around by adding "alias fs-vboxsf vboxsf" to a file in /etc/modprobe.d.

Please see the attached MIT-licensed patch for a proposed fix.


0001-Add-MODULE_ALIAS_FS-vboxsf.patch Download (784 bytes) - added by hyperair 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by hyperair

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Thanks! Added this together with an #ifdef MODULE_ALIAS_FS ... #endif. The change will be part of the next 5.1.x maintenance release.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 5.1.16.

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