Bug 224616 - emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions does not detect PAE
Summary: emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions does not detect PAE
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Virtualbox Team (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-12-27 14:29 UTC by Mikhail Teterin
Modified: 2021-07-22 04:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (vbox)

Add PAE-option (1.63 KB, patch)
2018-02-16 20:34 UTC, Mikhail Teterin
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Description Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2017-12-27 14:29:30 UTC
I could not get my PAE-using VBox guest to load vboxguest-module properly -- and, consequently, could not get X to work, etcaetera -- until I added -DPAE to the CFLAGS and rebuilt it.

Maybe, it should be the port's option (or flavor?). Maybe, the port needs to be split into "common" part -- which does not depend on the kernel flags -- and the kernel-modules part, which needs to be built differently for PAE-kernels.

At the very least, a load-time detection of PAE-kernel needs to be implemented so the user gets an actionable hint as to what to do, instead of the incomprehensible "vgdrvFreeBSDAddIRQ failed" followed by "vboxguest0 attach returned 6".

Not even Google knows, what to do about these, although my filing this ticket may help :-) ...
Comment 1 Mikhail Teterin freebsd_committer 2018-02-16 20:34:03 UTC
Created attachment 190702 [details]
Add PAE-option

This is worse than I thought, because vboxvfs uses some C++ files, which are compiled without -DPAE.

The attachment helped me, but it is, probably, incomplete in various ways...

And something still needs to be done about virtualbox-ose-kmod too.