[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#582946: FATAL: Error inserting vboxnetflt : Invalid module format

nikolay fedosov nikolay.fedosov at gmail.com
Mon May 24 18:58:41 UTC 2010

Package: virtualbox-ose-dkms
Version: 3.1.8-dfsg-1
Severity: grave
Tags: squeeze
Justification: renders package unusable

DKMS: install Completed.
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules.
Starting VirtualBox kernel modulesmodprobe vboxnetflt failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why ... failed!
invoke-rc.d: initscript virtualbox-ose, action "restart" failed.

from dmesg:
[   42.156570] vboxdrv: Trying to deactivate the NMI watchdog permanently...
[   42.156579] vboxdrv: Warning: 2.6.31+ kernel detected. Most likely the hardware performance
[   42.156582] vboxdrv: counter framework which can generate NMIs is active. You have to prevent
[   42.156586] vboxdrv: the usage of hardware performance counters by
[   42.156588] vboxdrv:   echo 2 > /proc/sys/kernel/perf_counter_paranoid
[   42.156813] vboxdrv: Found 2 processor cores.
[   42.156997] vboxdrv: fAsync=1 offMin=0x2cdff8 offMax=0x2cdff8
[   42.157237] vboxdrv: TSC mode is 'asynchronous', kernel timer mode is 'normal'.
[   42.157242] vboxdrv: Successfully loaded version 3.1.8_OSE (interface 0x00100001).
[   42.185490] vboxguest: exports duplicate symbol RTMemExecFree (owned by vboxdrv)

debiankolir:/home/kolka# modprobe -v vboxnetflt
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-3-amd64/updates/dkms/vboxguest.ko 
WARNING: Error inserting vboxguest (/lib/modules/2.6.32-3-amd64/updates/dkms/vboxguest.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting vboxnetflt (/lib/modules/2.6.32-3-amd64/misc/vboxnetflt.ko): Invalid module format

And after this if I try to use bridge interface in virtualbox it stops with error and virtual machine is unusable
some versions ago bridge interface in vbox worked properly

Nikolay Fedosov

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages virtualbox-ose-dkms depends on:
ii  dkms                  Dynamic Kernel Module Support Fram

virtualbox-ose-dkms recommends no packages.

virtualbox-ose-dkms suggests no packages.

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