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Date:      Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:18:21 +0200
From:      Eduardo Morras <emorrasg@yahoo.es>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Freebsd 9.3-RELEASE and Virtualbox
Message-ID:  <20140928181821.76adad527982addeac22ceb5@yahoo.es>
In-Reply-To: <57884ABE-A0AB-4EC1-8B94-8998389196CB@midsummerdream.org>
References:  <57884ABE-A0AB-4EC1-8B94-8998389196CB@midsummerdream.org>

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On Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:21:18 -0400
Rob Rati <lists@midsummerdream.org> wrote:

> I've tried upgrading my 9.2-RELEASE system to 9.3-RELEASE a few
> times, but each time I had to revert because starting any Virtualbox
> VMs causes a kernel panic.  I found this thread about the issue:
> 
> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-emulation/2014-August/011767.html
> 
> What I don't understand is why it is expected that the repository
> kernel module wouldn't be in sync with the 9.3-RELEASE kernel. Is it
> because the packages are relevant to all 9.x releases and there's no
> way to have a kernel module work with them all?  If so, why bother
> having a kmod package at all?

Did you update /usr/src to 9.3 too? Kernel module needs to use some /usr/src source code to compile and the resulting kernel module will work only on that /usr/src version kernel.

> On a related note, how difficult is it to build the kernel module?  I
> have never built it from source in the past and don't even have
> kernel sources installed.  I use stock kernels from the releases.
> Are there ways this build can get screwed up if options/packages
> aren't correct?
> 
> Rob

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Eduardo Morras <emorrasg@yahoo.es>



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