VirtualBox

Ticket #20198 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

Virtualbox Linux vboxnetflt driver cannot be built with 5.11 kernel => fixed in svn/6.1.x x>18

Reported by: cloudsw Owned by: paulson
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 6.1.18
Keywords: 5.11 kernel Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by paulson) (diff)

Failed to rebuild drivers after installing 5.11 kernel:

$sudo vboxconfig vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services. vboxdrv.sh: Starting VirtualBox services. vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules. vboxdrv.sh: failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-setup.log to find out what went wrong.

There were problems setting up VirtualBox. To re-start the set-up process, run

/sbin/vboxconfig

as root. If your system is using EFI Secure Boot you may need to sign the kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt, vboxnetadp, vboxpci) before you can load them. Please see your Linux system's documentation for more information.

vbox-setup.log is attached

/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c: In function ‘vboxNetFltNeedsLinkState’:
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1761:47: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type ‘const struct ethtool_ops’
 1761 |     if (pDev->ethtool_ops && pDev->ethtool_ops->get_drvinfo)
      |                                               ^~
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1763:32: error: storage size of ‘Info’ isn’t known
 1763 |         struct ethtool_drvinfo Info;
      |                                ^~~~
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1766:20: error: ‘ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
 1766 |         Info.cmd = ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO;
      |                    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1766:20: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
/tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c:1763:32: warning: unused variable ‘Info’ [-Wunused-variable]
 1763 |         struct ethtool_drvinfo Info;
      |                                ^~~~
make[2]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:279: /tmp/vbox.0/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1800: /tmp/vbox.0] Error 2
make: *** [/tmp/vbox.0/Makefile-footer.gmk:117: vboxnetflt] Error 2

Attachments

vbox-setup.log Download (12.8 KB) - added by cloudsw 3 months ago.
make.log Download (11.0 KB) - added by drankinatty 3 months ago.
Linux 5.11 Kernel Module Fail to Build (make.log)

Change History

Changed 3 months ago by cloudsw

comment:1 Changed 3 months ago by cloudsw

Adding the following line in /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/vboxnetflt/linux/VBoxNetFlt-linux.c fixed the problem.

#include <linux/ethtool.h>

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by paulson

  • Owner set to paulson
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Summary changed from Virtualbox Linux drivers cannot be built with 5.11 kernel to Virtualbox Linux vboxnetflt driver cannot be built with 5.11 kernel

This has been addressed in revision r142841 of the development branch of VirtualBox and the fix has also been backported to the 6.1 branch of VirtualBox as of revision r142842. Any Testbuilds containing these revisions will include the fix. As mentioned here, a quick workaround in the interim is to edit VBoxNetFlt-linux.c to include <linux/ethtool.h>. The fix will also be part of the next maintenance release of VirtualBox 6.1.x.

Changed 3 months ago by drankinatty

Linux 5.11 Kernel Module Fail to Build (make.log)

comment:3 Changed 3 months ago by drankinatty

I can confirm this bug on Archlinux with 6.1.18 and Linux 5.11. make.log attached.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 7 Changed 3 months ago by paulson

The VirtualBox 6.1.x Testbuilds contain the fix for this issue now so apart from editing VBoxNetFlt-linux.c as an interim fix you can download the updated VirtualBox package from here until the next maintenance release of VirtualBox is available.

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by paulson

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by Virgil

Same problem: same Linux kernel version:5.11,same virtualbox version:6.1.18

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 4 weeks ago by estibordo

Replying to paulson:

The VirtualBox 6.1.x Testbuilds contain the fix for this issue now so apart from editing VBoxNetFlt-linux.c as an interim fix you can download the updated VirtualBox package from here until the next maintenance release of VirtualBox is available.

I was running 6.1.18 r142142. Removing it and installing the 6.1.19 Testbuild solve the problem with Kernel 5.11.13.

I was able to add the previous extpack (from ver 6.18) on this new version.

Now all virtualbox modules are built and working.

Thank you!

comment:8 Changed 4 weeks ago by Soulsurfer

The proposed include line mentioned by cloudsw above works on my machine.

Running VirtualBox 6.1.18 now on Kernel 5.11.15.

comment:9 Changed 3 weeks ago by paulson

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Virtualbox Linux vboxnetflt driver cannot be built with 5.11 kernel to Virtualbox Linux vboxnetflt driver cannot be built with 5.11 kernel => fixed in svn/6.1.x x>18
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