Ticket #5544 (closed defect: duplicate)
Kernel panic: Instable time source when running OEL Linux 64 bit Guest on Core2 Duo Linux Host
|Reported by:||amain||Owned by:|
After upgrading from VirtualBox 3.0.10 to 3.0.12, my OEL 5.4 Linux Guest does not want to boot anymore. Kernel is started but fails with a kernel panic during boot:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Aiee, killing interrupt handler! Warning: many lost ticks. Your time source seems to be instable or some driver is hogging interupts
note: starting this guest a couple of times in row does not always show the same kernel-panic but also other messages. But does not want to start.
In 3.0.10 and before I experienced many problems with the timer clock, running twice as fast or way to slow. One time somehow with 3.0.12 ( without changing anything to the Guest config ), I managed to get the OEL Guest to run, and the clock worked fine.