Ticket #2752 (new defect)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

serial port in linux guest gives "serial8250: too much work for irq4"

Reported by: schinkelm Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


With kernel and a serial port enabled the following error message is given many times on the kernel log:

serial8250: too much work for irq4

A similar discussion related to qemu is here:

The port works without problems.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mstanisz

I'm having the same exact problem, only it is causing data loss in my case. When I try and transfer a file in my CentOS guest, the data is broken up. I did a dmesg and got several instances of:

serial8250: too much work for irq4



comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Flancer

I get the same problem in 2.2.

Mapped /dev/ttyS0 to /dev/ttyS0 on the host.

Host : Ubuntu 7.10

Guest: Ubuntu 8.04

I am running Hylafax with an Agere external modem and it seems this problem causes the fax to work unreliably from the guest.

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