VirtualBox

Ticket #5547 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

[feature-request] Log all loaded drivers currently running on host

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

On Linux host: "lsmod | sort" and equivalent for other host platforms.

This will resolve a lot of trivial issues, such as user running VBox together with coLinux, KVM, or other conflicting driver...

For this to work, there needs to be a "general" log file, that is created when the frontend (VBox GUI or CLI) starts up, and not associated with any VM. It must be done *before* VM is actually started, as in some cases conflicting driver may crash the host, leaving us without a clue.

Alternatively the log for VM can be created when VM is actually started, but before "vboxdrv" starts running it.

Like this:

  1. user clicks to run VM
  1. log is created with essential info logged and saved to disk
  1. Only now "vboxdrv" must actually start executing. In case of host crash/panic/BSOD, we still would have the log file. (after user reboots)

-Technologov, 24.11.2009.

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