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Old 16th February 2012, 06:34 AM
stevea Offline
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Re: Help! Virtualbox locks computer!

This was added to the kernel recently just b/c Vbox has major problems and ppl try to dump them on the kernel developers.

Quote:
The number of bug reports we get from people with virtualbox loaded are
truly astonishing. It's GPL, but sadly that doesn't mean it's good.
Nearly all of these bugs look like random corruption. (corrupt linked lists,
corrupt page tables, and just plain 'weird' crashes).
...
Code:
+	/* vbox is garbage. */
+	if (strcmp(mod->name, "vboxdrv") == 0)
+		add_taint(TAINT_CRAP);
+
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