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  • phoronix
    started a topic The VirtualBox Kernel Driver Is Tainted Crap

    The VirtualBox Kernel Driver Is Tainted Crap

    Phoronix: The VirtualBox Kernel Driver Is Tainted Crap

    Linux kernel developers have marked Oracle's VirtualBox Linux kernel driver as "tainted crap" due to the overwhelming number of problems this module has caused...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk5Mw

  • Xen0sys
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    Is the latest (5.1) still tainted crap?

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  • Hohlraum
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    Vbox and my web browsers are really the only things I have running that us an inordinate amount of memory as well. How much memory do you have?

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by Zajec View Post
    Sure it isn't any proof, just the easiest explanation for something I've observed to be very consistent. My Opera could run for days without crashing. And every time I've started virtual machine - bang - it crashed.
    I'll test it again when I find some time, maybe will find out sth more and grab real proofs.
    You should get backtraces and gather log info so that opera team can determine it it is an Opera issue or issue pointing to vbox. Do any other running browsers (for example firefox or chrome) or other programs crash when you start vbox? If so then it could be a memory corruption issue that the kernel team can investigate as well.

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  • Zajec
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    1. I start VirtualBox
    2. Opera crashes
    3. Therefore, VirtualBox is corrupting memory

    That's one hell of a jump to that conclusion.
    Sure it isn't any proof, just the easiest explanation for something I've observed to be very consistent. My Opera could run for days without crashing. And every time I've started virtual machine - bang - it crashed.
    I'll test it again when I find some time, maybe will find out sth more and grab real proofs.

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  • devius
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    Originally posted by Thatguy View Post
    The problem isn't virtual box, which runs phenominally well on windows platforms, the problem is that linux is a huge undocumented mess of spaghetti code.
    OR some software vendors just don't invest as much on all platforms they support.

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  • locovaca
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    Originally posted by Hohlraum View Post
    Sounds like he's got a chair to keyboard interface error. I kid! I've really never had any of these issues with virtualbox on linux but I only ever use it on ubuntu and always use the official builds from the virtualbox repo.
    Ditto, and I *do* run Opera as well.

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  • Hohlraum
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    1. I start VirtualBox
    2. Opera crashes
    3. Therefore, VirtualBox is corrupting memory

    That's one hell of a jump to that conclusion.
    Sounds like he's got a chair to keyboard interface error. I kid! I've really never had any of these issues with virtualbox on linux but I only ever use it on ubuntu and always use the official builds from the virtualbox repo.

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  • locovaca
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    Originally posted by Zajec View Post
    I got huge problem with VirtualBox some time ago when I was testing it. Every time I started my virtual machine, Opera was crashing. I guess kernel module had to corrupt some memory used by Opera. Don't see other explanation. Not sure how it works now, with recent versions of VirtualBox.
    1. I start VirtualBox
    2. Opera crashes
    3. Therefore, VirtualBox is corrupting memory

    That's one hell of a jump to that conclusion.

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  • kebabbert
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    One difficulty that VirtualBox has, is it supports many more platforms and guest OSes. It is like Windows; it can run on many different machines, unsupported and supported. This makes Windows fragile. Mac OS X runs only on a set hardware and there are less factors that can go wrong.

    It is easier to support only a few OSes and few guest OS, than support many. I have now an support issue with VMware workstation, it crashed and they ask me for even more log files now. Duh

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