Ticket #7535 (closed defect: invalid)
loading vboxdrv fails with supdrvGipCreate: failed to allocate the GIP page
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Installing vbox or running /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup fails during the module loading step, here is the output of dmesg:
vboxdrv: Trying to deactivate the NMI watchdog permanently... vboxdrv: Successfully done. vboxdrv: Found 1 processor cores. supdrvGipCreate: failed to allocate the GIP page. rc=-8
System: Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid, kernel 2.6.32 (package version 2.6.32-24)
This also happens with older versions, for example 3.1.8, but only since upgrading the kernel package from version 2.6.32-23 to 2.6.32-24. With version 2.6.32-23, this problem does not occur, loading of the module succeeds.