Ticket #6981 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

WHQL: NDIStest reports issues with emulated pcNET-III cards

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


Hi All,

Running WHQL tests is important, because it *significantly* improves emulation of devices correctness, and tests for potential problems. I strongly support testing of *all* VirtualBox devices for WHQL compatibility.

Host: Windows XP, VBox 3.2.0

Guest(s): 2 VMs of Windows XP, 1 CPU + pcNET-III card(s) + NDIStest 6.0 suite

pcNET-III drivers come with Windows, and are certified by Microsoft, but running NDIStest 6.0 WHQL test suite resulted in some errors.

tests, that failed:

BytesRead/Written 24 greater than buffer size.

Additionally, after about 15 minutes of tests, both VMs silently rebooted.

Unfortunately I don't have physical pcNET-III cards to test behavior on real computers.

This test suite is available from Microsoft.

-Technologov, 13.6.2010.


Windows XP VM01-2010-06-13-21-00-19.log Download (53.4 KB) - added by Technologov 6 years ago.
VBox Log of XP VM01

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

VBox Log of XP VM01

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by achimha

The WHQL tests actually test device drivers so running it on drivers VirtualBox doesn't supply is of limited use.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

The main use, is to remove potential bugs in VMM or in emulated device models.


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