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

2009/6/20 Thor Lancelot Simon <>:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 11:38:01AM +0100, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
>> 2009/6/20 Matthias Scheler <>:
>> >
>> > Well, I'm inclined to blame this on VirtualBox as NetBSD works
>> > like a charm under VMware Fusion.
>> This logic is flawed. Here I can list all the operating systems which
>> work fine under VirtualBox.
> Uh, no.  NetBSD works fine on the physical hardware VirtualBox is
> purportedly emulating.  If it doesn't work on VirtualBox, that can't
> possibly be caused by anything but bugs in VirtualBox.

I accepted that above. What I added was that NetBSD 4.0 is working,
NetBSD 5.0 and later is not, so something clever has happened in
between, which we might be able to trace from 4.99.xx commits, in
order to avoid it or submit a bug report of some kind to Sun.

The remark about the flawed logic was simply result of the frustration
knowing that most operating systems I daily use work fine under
VirtualBox, so I can use it for testing and prototyping; not NetBSD.
This is not a problem for me per se, as I have enough physical
hardware running NetBSD, as well as VMWare machines for similar
purposes. I can't imagine it being *that* difficult to fix,
unfortunately this is well beyond me to help, except with a trace or a
dump. I also realize that this can be fairly low priority for any
serious NetBSD developer, and, of course, realize that this is a
volunteer project.

May be someone from VirtualBox development will hear this noise and
patch a thing or two; there were a few NetBSD-related patches in their
recent builds...

> Thor


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