vboxfs module fails to load

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vboxfs module fails to load

Postby u-ra » 19. Jul 2011, 14:03

Anyone else ran into this?

Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/amd64/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice] 'ctf_member_info'
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/amd64/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice] 'ctf_modopen'
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/amd64/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice] 'ctf_lookup_by_name'
Jul 19 04:55:10 solaris_11X genunix: [ID 472681 kern.notice] WARNING: mod_load: cannot load module 'vboxfs'


Virtualbox 4.0.12 with matching Solaris guest additions installed.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby frank » 19. Jul 2011, 22:24

Confirmed. That's a recent regression and will be fixed with the next maintenance release.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby jleonard » 22. Jul 2011, 19:23

I'm running 4.1 with the latest VBox additions, and I'm also seeing this, in a Solaris 10u9 x86 session:

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> tail /var/adm/messages
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice]  'ctf_member_info'
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice]  'ctf_modopen'
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 819705 kern.notice] /usr/kernel/fs/vboxfs: undefined symbol
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 826211 kern.notice]  'ctf_lookup_by_name'
Jul 22 11:31:00 unknown genunix: [ID 472681 kern.notice] WARNING: mod_load: cannot load module 'vboxfs'
> uname -a
SunOS unknown 5.10 Generic_144489-14 i86pc i386 i86pc
> pkginfo -x SUNWvboxguest
SUNWvboxguest  Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
               (i386) 4.1.0,REV=r73009.2011.07.19.12.42


Same regression? Fixed in next 4.1 maintenance release?
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby sre » 24. Jul 2011, 19:20

Hi,

same here, with Sol10 u7:

bash-3.00# pkginfo -l SUNWvboxguest
PKGINST: SUNWvboxguest
NAME: Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
CATEGORY: application
ARCH: i386
VERSION: 4.1.0,REV=r73009.2011.07.19.12.42
BASEDIR: /
VENDOR: Oracle Corporation
DESC: Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions for Solaris guests
PSTAMP: vboxguest20110719124225_r73009

Guess I'll just rollback to the previous version.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby sre » 24. Jul 2011, 19:44

after rollback, with 4.0.8 seems to work fine when mounting manually, dunno for auto-mount:

bash-3.00# mount -F vboxfs 10202_database_solx86 /a
bash-3.00# cd /a/database/
doc/ install/ response/ runInstaller stage/ welcome.html
bash-3.00# pkginfo -l SUNWvboxguest
PKGINST: SUNWvboxguest
NAME: Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
CATEGORY: application
ARCH: i386
VERSION: 4.0.8,REV=r71778.2011.05.16.18.55

Good luck
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby Ramshankar » 25. Jul 2011, 16:28

4.0.10 guest additions will work fine with virtualbox host versions 4.1.0 and 4.0.12. Automount for Solaris shared folders will not work, but at least you can get your folders mounted and working. The missing symbol errors that prevent mounting shared folders only affect guest additions versions 4.1.0 and 4.0.12.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby rasta » 28. Jul 2011, 01:34

What is the recommended workaround until the regression is fixed? Roll back everything to 4.0.10, or use 4.0.12/4.1 with 4.0.10 Solaris guest additions?

Note that the download link to the 4.0.10 extension pack is broken as of 7/27/11:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualb ... ox-extpack

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Using Vbox 4.0.12 and 4.1.0 with 4.0.10 Solaris additions on Win7 x64 host, shared folder does automount successfully. Solaris 10 u8 x64 guest.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby frank » 12. Aug 2011, 13:42

The recommended workaround is to install the 4.0.10 Guest Additions into your Solaris Guest. Note that the Guest Additions have nothing to do with the Extension Pack!
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby rasta » 9. Sep 2011, 21:53

Thanks. And thanks also for restoring the link to the 4.0.10 extension pack, which I know has nothing to do with the GA.

4.1.2 GA solve the Solaris guest booting problem, but there are still three weird messages that occur on boot.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby Ramshankar » 10. Sep 2011, 02:30

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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby jleonard » 2. Feb 2012, 17:46

Frank Mehnert wrote:The recommended workaround is to install the 4.0.10 Guest Additions into your Solaris Guest.


Where can the 4.0.10 guest additions be obtained? The only downloads I see are for virtualbox and the extention pack.
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Re: vboxfs module fails to load

Postby Ramshankar » 2. Feb 2012, 18:14

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_0

The additions package isn't available as a separate download. The host package contains the additions ISO (in /opt/VirtualBox/ when installed). Instead of 4.0.10 I'd recommend the latest 4.0 (currently 4.0.16)
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