driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

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driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 13. Jan 2011, 03:08

XPSP3 host, XPSP3 guest, was vbox 3.2.12 - upgraded to 4.0.0, installed the new guest additions and rebooted - BSOD w/DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - I've tried re-installing the quest additions, no difference - it worked fine prior to this upgrade

any ideas?

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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 13. Jan 2011, 03:12

oops! forgot to mention that the BSOD is in the virtual session

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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 13. Jan 2011, 03:22

here's the log file
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Perryg » 13. Jan 2011, 04:55

Did you install the Extension Pack?
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 13. Jan 2011, 06:02

yes - forgot that
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 13. Jan 2011, 15:26

another thing I found out - if I completely disable the 'Acceleration' options, VT-x/AMD-V:Nested Paging, it works fine - turn them back on, even one at a time, and BSOD

also, on another machine, Intel processor so the Nested Paging feature doesn't exist, everything works fine - makes me wonder if there's a problem with the implementation of the acceleration stuff on AMD (which the failing system has)
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Polynomial-C » 18. Jan 2011, 21:54

Still not fixed with 4.0.2 release...
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Perryg » 18. Jan 2011, 22:07

Polynomial-C wrote:Still not fixed with 4.0.2 release...

Fairly cryptic response for a package maintainer don't you think?
What do you tell your users when they require help? Ahh, don't worry about sending any information I have my crystal ball handy?
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Polynomial-C » 18. Jan 2011, 23:32

Perryg wrote:
Polynomial-C wrote:Still not fixed with 4.0.2 release...

Fairly cryptic response for a package maintainer don't you think?
What do you tell your users when they require help? Ahh, don't worry about sending any information I have my crystal ball handy?

Well as the symptoms were completely the same as described by bigfootnlc before I started some tests I was under the impression that another log file is not necessary. Furthermore this is no bug tracker so sorry if I confused this place with a forum... But here you have your information anyway.

After a couple of tests I can add the following information:
This problem seems to be only triggered with AMD-V being enabled (Unfortunately AMD-V gets forcibly enabled when I assign more than one CPU to the guest system). In this case you can encounter two different blue screens. The "irql_not_lesss_or_equal" one reported by bigfootnlc always shows up when nested paging is enabled. The second one sometimes pops up when nested paging is disabled. This second blue screen then reports "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" but it doesn't always show up. I've seen both variants of blue screens with disabled nested paging.

P.S.: Thanks for your highly professional and warm "welcome"...
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Perryg » 19. Jan 2011, 00:36

You're welcome and thank you for the information.

There is a bugtracker. bugtracker

Looking at your log I see that you are running your own compile of VirtualBox.
I am also seeing a lot of runtime errors for audio, VRDP/VRDE errors. Most of these are usually from compiling errors. Are you sure that you have the right depends installed?
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby OhMeadhbh » 21. Jan 2011, 01:18

fwiw... i'm getting the same problem.

host:
Win7 32bit on atom D550
VirtualBox 4.0.2 w/ Extension Pack

guest:
Debian 5.07 x86
APIC turned off
PAE turned off

I seemed to work relatively problem-free up to the point i installed the guest additions. I'm going to uninstall, reboot and reinstall without the extension pack and see what happens.
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Perryg » 21. Jan 2011, 01:22

@OhMeadhbh,
Care to share your guests log file (as an attachment)?
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Polynomial-C » 22. Jan 2011, 03:12

You're right OhMeadhbh. Installing the 3.2.12 guest additions seems to help. Now I can enable AMD-V and even nested paging without getting the blue screen in my WinXP guest.
Please note that I still have virtualbox-4.0.2 installed on my host system.
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby Polynomial-C » 22. Jan 2011, 03:37

More interesting information...

I stumbled about this bug report: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8090

After that I uninstalled AntiVir on my XP guest and reinstalled 4.0.2 guest additions et voila... everything works again with AMD-V as well as nested paging being enabled...
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Re: driver_irql_not_lesss_or_equal after 4.0.0 upgrade

Postby bigfootnlc » 12. Feb 2011, 16:51

Well, I finally got around to installing 4.0.2, after uninstalling AntiVir from the guests. Everything seems to work great now with one exception: for 64-bit guests (I'm running a 32-bit XP host), AMD-V acceleration MUST be DISABLED or I get a stop error at startup. If I leave AMD-V disabled, everything works fine.

I still think they've got a problem with how they're handling AMD-V in 4.0.
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