Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#9866 closed defect (fixed)

when IO-ACPI is enabled, VM's will cause system-wide (host) freeze

Reported by: samopal Owned by:
Component: VMM Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6
Keywords: io-apic host freeze Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

My host is HP ProLiant ML370 G5 E5410 Intel Xeon 2.33GHz/12M 1333, 4 GB HP SA P400/256 RAID SAS, BBWC, DVD-RW 10/100/1000 lan 6x HP HDD 72GB, SAS-I 15K, 2.5' hot plug

I use binaries for SLES 10, 64bit -

Host OS is SLES 10, SP1 and I want to install single guest OS, preferrably windows 7 64bit, for that, I need VT-x enabled, so: 1, I've upgraded BIOS to latest version (2011.05.02, 20 Jul 2011) and enabled "No-Execute Memory Protection" and "Intel® Virtualization Technology" options in BIOS. 2, I did cold restart (plugged out power cord before) 3, I've installed Virtualbox (specific build for SLES10, 64bit) 4, When I enable IO-ACPI option in VM's settings, whole machine will freeze shortly after start, sometimes 5seconds, sometimes 2minutes. It doesn't matter if VT-x is enabled or not, nor if I've assigned 1 or 3 CPU's to the VM, nor the amount of memory, nor if the VM is 32bit or 64bit. It seems like I've tried all the combination, but it all goes down to "IO-ACPI" feature. I enable it, machine freezes (not only gdm, the whole machine, I can't even switch to command line)

I want to use 64bit guest and be able to assign more than 1 cpu core to the VM and without IO-ACPI it's not possible, so I'm stuck here.

I've attached log from my last attempt to start installation of win7, 64b, but from what I see, freeze is random and there is nothing obvious in virtualbox log. I also browsed the linux system logs, but found nothing helpful. System just hangs and needs cold restart.

Attachments (2)

VBox.log.1.txt (40.5 KB ) - added by samopal 12 years ago.
VBox4.1.6.log (43.2 KB ) - added by samopal 12 years ago.

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Change History (10)

by samopal, 12 years ago

Attachment: VBox.log.1.txt added

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

The log is from VirtualBox 4.1.4, are you sure that you really installed VirtualBox 4.1.6?

comment:2 by samopal, 12 years ago

oh, yes, the log is made with 4.1.4 and the issue appears in 4.1.4, my mistake. Anyhow, I don't see any relevant fix between 4.1.4 and 4.1.6, but I can try to upgrade it and try again. I can post here the result, I expect the same outcome.

comment:3 by Technologov, 12 years ago

+1 follower.


by samopal, 12 years ago

Attachment: VBox4.1.6.log added

comment:4 by samopal, 12 years ago

I've attached the log file from my another attempt to run quest with IO-APIC, this one is from upgraded VBox to 4.1.6, no change, host freezes. I've tried to acquire a VBox core dump, following the instructions on this site, but apparently none was created.

comment:5 by samopal, 12 years ago

alright, so it's definitely not hardware fault, I've reinstalled host OS on that machine few days ago, now I run virtualbox headless with the same settings and it works perfectly ok. Though I don't think this is a headless vs. non-headless issue, I've tried to run it headless on the old host OS too and it was freezing exactly the same way as it did when ran from gui.

comment:6 by Technologov, 12 years ago

It means, that you probably had some conflicting software. If you stumble across this problem again, please let us know which software (and drivers) you have installed in Host.


comment:7 by steveatoracle, 12 years ago

I am experiencing something similar with Oracle Linux 5.5 host and Windows 2008 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit guests. I need to perform one further install without IO APIC to confirm. I will log it under a separate ticket.

comment:8 by Frank Mehnert, 11 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.1.22.

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