FS#74055 - Freeze/Lockup with [virtualbox] and [linux-hardened]

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by GI Jack (GI_Jack) - Tuesday, 08 March 2022, 03:23 GMT
Last edited by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



Start a virtualmachine with virtualbox using the -hardened kernel, and the machine locks up, with the need for a reboot.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
$ pacman -Q linux-hardened
linux-hardened 5.15.26.hardened1-1
$ pacman -Q virtualbox
virtualbox 6.1.32-2

* config and/or log files etc.

* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:
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Closed by  Buggy McBugFace (bugbot)
Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Moved
Additional comments about closing:  https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/p ackaging/packages/virtualbox/issues/5
Comment by Pascal Ernster (hardfalcon) - Saturday, 18 June 2022, 07:27 GMT
Is this still relevant with the current versions of the linux-hardened kernel? I recall having a similar issue with an Intel Centerton Atom machine crashing reproducibly as soon as I'd start a KVM VM somewhere around kernel 5.16, but the problem seemingly got fixed before I got to bisecting it. Sadly it's a headless machine in a datacenter, so I wasn't able to get error messages from the machine.
Comment by GI Jack (GI_Jack) - Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 03:32 GMT
Yes, still affected modern versions:

$ pacman -Q linux-hardened
linux-hardened 5.18.19.hardened1-2

$ pacman -Q virtualbox-host-dkms
virtualbox-host-dkms 6.1.36-1

$ pacman -Q virtualbox
virtualbox 6.1.36-1