Ticket #3649 (closed defect: fixed)
Host interface networking crashed the host (CentOS 5.3 x86_64) => Fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||ps||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.1.4||Keywords:||host interface networking crash|
When host interface networking is used, the host crashes on guest VM startup; machine freezes, two keyboard LEDs start blinking and the host even cannot be reached from the network any more.
Host is a Core2Quad Q9400, 8 GB RAM, Mainboard is Asus P5B Deluxe, eth0 is the onboard Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Host OS is CentOS 5.3 x86_64, and eth0 uses the skge driver. Crash occurs with kernels 2.6.18-128.el5 and 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5.
Guest VM OS is Win2000; I have cloned this from my laptop where this setup with VirtualBox 2.1.4 (64bit) is running without a problem on Ubuntu 8.04.2 (kernel 2.6.24-23-generic). Please note: the crash also occurs if I try a CentOS 5.2 (32bit) guest VM instead, so this does not seem to be related to the guest.
After reboot, /var/log/messages has these entries as the last ones before the crash:
Apr 6 02:53:26 euler kernel: VBoxDrv: dbg - g_abExecMemory=ffffffff88d74ac0 Apr 6 02:53:26 euler kernel: vboxdrv: fAsync=0 offMin=0x488 offMax=0x1aa0 Apr 6 02:53:26 euler kernel: vboxdrv: TSC mode is 'synchronous', kernel timer mode is 'normal'. Apr 6 02:53:26 euler kernel: VBoxNetFlt: dbg - g_abExecMemory=ffffffff88f16ce0 Apr 6 02:55:36 euler kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode Apr 6 02:59:20 euler syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
I tried the workaround (I think from tickets 2827/2829) suggested here: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16082 but this did not help.
- Summary changed from Host interface networking crashed the host (CentOS 5.3 x86_64) to Host interface networking crashed the host (CentOS 5.3 x86_64) => Fixed in SVN