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vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 17:11
by Guyver
I am getting the following in my /var/adm/messages file...

vboxdrv: [ID 542971 kern.notice] HPET: using timer above configured range: 3

it occurs each time I boot a VM.

Solaris 11.1, VBOX 4.2.4 - Lenovo T510 - the rest as previously disclosed in the threads about USB devices appearing/disappearing...

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 18:07
by Perryg
vboxdrv: [ID 542971 kern.notice] HPET: using timer above configured range: 3

I don't think HPET is enabled by default. Have you enabled it or checked that it is enabled?

Check status:
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VBoxManage showvminfo <VM Name> --details

Turn on/off
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VBoxManage modifyvm <uuid|name> [--hpet on|off]

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 18:23
by Guyver
That's the odd part... it's disabled in the VM - yet, I can consistently get the message in /var/adm/messages if I reboot the VM....

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 18:34
by Perryg
That is odd. Maybe Ramshanker will drop by and can explain.

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 18:38
by Guyver
I've turned hpet on and off in the vm, restarting the VM after each change. The message gets logged regardless of setting.

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 14. Nov 2012, 18:41
by Guyver
It's a Windows 7 Pro - 64bit guest OS - if that makes any difference at all.

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 26. Nov 2012, 12:39
by Ramshankar
Could you please post the full VBox.log for the VM?

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 26. Nov 2012, 14:23
by mpack
Ramshankar wrote:Could you please post the full VBox.log for the VM?

... as a compressed attachment please (e.g. .zip), to avoid hitting the limits on file size.

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 26. Nov 2012, 23:26
by Guyver
Will do soon as I get back into the office...

Re: vboxdrv HPET warnings

PostPosted: 3. Dec 2012, 17:35
by Guyver
Here is the file, 7z'ipped per request

Host machine updated to Solaris 11.1 SRU1.4 - HPET: messages continue to show up in /var/adm/messages