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FS#74900 - [virtualbox] Windows guest crashes when on kernel 5.18

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Dexter Castor Döpping (dextercd) - Sunday, 29 May 2022, 16:00 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Monday, 30 May 2022, 06:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


On a fully updated system with these packages: linux 5.18.arch1-1, virtualbox 6.1.34-3, virtualbox-host-modules-arch 6.1.34-10

I'm experiencing constant crashes running a Windows guest VM (WinDev2204Eval.ova) .

It looks like this is a known issue with a patch available upstream:

The build repository already has a 020-linux518.patch file, this contains some but not all changes that are in the upstream patch. After rebuilding packages using the upstream patch, and installing the resulting virtualbox-6.1.34-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst, and virtualbox-host-dkms-6.1.34-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst packages, I no longer experience any crashes.

I've attached the patch file I used to this task. It's just the one upstream with the paths changed to work in the build system.
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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Monday, 30 May 2022, 06:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  virtualbox 6.1.34-4
Comment by Chih-Hsuan Yen (yan12125) - Monday, 30 May 2022, 05:52 GMT
A similar report:

Probably the upstream patch can be backported to 6.1.34