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Re: OSX virtualbox 3 beta still dumps core on NetBSD 5.0 release .iso

Liam J. Foy wrote:
> Christoph Egger wrote:
>> Liam J. Foy wrote:
>>> Matthias Scheler wrote:
>>>> On 20 Jun 2009, at 8:48, David Holland wrote:
>>>>>> I don't know what it is about this particular virtualization platform on
>>>>>> OSX but its not a good fit for NetBSD right now.
>>>>> I don't think anyone really knows what the problem is.
>>>> Well, I'm inclined to blame this on VirtualBox as NetBSD works
>>>> like a charm under VMware Fusion.
>>>>     Kind regards
>>> And Parallels doesn't like NetBSD either. This isn't a compliant :).
>> Maybe they don't implement unaligned or cross-page accesses properly
>> into their shadow paging ?
>> Since Xen does this right, NetBSD/amd64 boots as HVM guest.
>> Christoph
> I don't know, sorry.
> Although I do recall it failing at the same place for both Parallels and
> Virtualbox.

Look at the instruction causing the boot failure. If it is something
like 'rep stosb' going over two pages, then you have a clear indication
what's wrong with Parallels and Virtualbox.


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