VirtualBox

Ticket #9748 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Guru meditation (VERR_VMX_INVALID_VMXON_PTR) when using RT kernel

Reported by: Rainmaker Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

When a host is running Debian Sid, and using the rt-kernel patchset, VirtualBox is unstable. Especially my Windows 2003 guest often crashes in a "guru meditation". Other guests, running Scientific Linux 6.1 (basically Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.1), do crash, but less often.

In dmesg on the host, a lot of these errors are visible, but the timing does not exactly match guru meditiations. Therefore, I'm unsure if these are the cause, a side effect, or harmless, but I'll mention them anyway :)

Full VBox.log is attached.

[12558.408017] BUG: scheduling while atomic: 
...
[12558.408076] Call Trace:
[12558.408082]  [<ffffffff8103bbe7>] ? __schedule_bug+0x3e/0x52
[12558.408086]  [<ffffffff81347616>] ? __schedule+0x96/0x537
[12558.408092]  [<ffffffff810434db>] ? schedule+0x6a/0x85
[12558.408094]  [<ffffffff81348c34>] ? rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x12f/0x1c3
[12558.408104]  [<ffffffffa0fc5c41>] ? VBoxHost_RTHandleTableLookupWithCtx+0x61/0xcc [vboxdrv]
[12558.408110]  [<ffffffffa0fbb8ab>] ? SUPSemEventSignal+0x4e/0x83 [vboxdrv]
[12558.408121]  [<ffffffff810748bf>] ? do_futex+0x726/0x7f1
[12558.408127]  [<ffffffffa0fb80ed>] ? supdrvIOCtlFast+0x77/0x7e [vboxdrv]
[12558.408131]  [<ffffffffa0fb528f>] ? VBoxDrvLinuxIOCtl+0x3c/0x19d [vboxdrv]
[12558.408135]  [<ffffffff81110de3>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x41e/0x45f
[12558.408137]  [<ffffffff81347aa0>] ? __schedule+0x520/0x537
[12558.408140]  [<ffffffff811040c5>] ? fput+0x1a/0x194
[12558.408142]  [<ffffffff81110e6f>] ? sys_ioctl+0x4b/0x70
[12558.408146]  [<ffffffff8134da12>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Attachments

VBox.log Download (268.1 KB) - added by Rainmaker 11 years ago.
VBox.log
dmesg.log Download (2.1 KB) - added by Rainmaker 11 years ago.
dmesg error. For readibility, in an attachement.

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by Rainmaker

VBox.log

Changed 11 years ago by Rainmaker

dmesg error. For readibility, in an attachement.

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Rainmaker

The same problem is unfortunately still present in 4.1.6.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by SynrG

Same problem, Debian sid, linux-image-3.2.0-1-rt-amd64 kernel (Debian version 3.2.6-1, i.e. upstream 3.2.6 kernel release) and virtualbox-4.1 (Debian version 4.1.8-75467~Debian~wheezy). I have fallen back to non-rt kernel as a workaround.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

+1.

-Technologov

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Guru meditation when using RT kernel to Guru meditation (VERR_VMX_INVALID_VMXON_PTR) when using RT kernel

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by rcs-34

I have had the same (or at least a similar) problem. I have "solved" it by disabling PAE/NX, VT-x/AMD-V and Nested paging in the machine settings. I'm not sure which of them have done the trick, but now everything works fine.

The host is Debian Wheezy with RT-patched linux, guests are two gentoos with RT-patched kernels and one Windows XP.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

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