DragonFly hung up in Vmware

Hiten Pandya hmp at backplane.com
Sun Feb 29 10:35:13 PST 2004

David Cuthbert wrote:
a1rsupp1y wrote:

i install DragonFly in vmware, and at install stage,it will sudden 
hung up, dont know why, i have to reboot and reinstall. after reboot 
and reinstall 3 times, i  install it ok. and at cvsup phase,it hung up 
again, then i try ssh login, it's ok, i can remote login. and can 
control it again. but i can't control through console. i dont know if 
it's a bug.

This is a bug in VMware on Linux (possibly Windows, too), triggered by 
something unusual DragonFly is doing.  I've seen it on both 4.0.2 and 

Basically, VMware's console becomes extremely sluggish -- it can take 
minutes for keypresses to register or output to update.  I've managed to 
reboot VMware under such a circumstance, and the slugishness continues 
into the boot phase and BIOS setup screen, which pretty much nails it as 
a VMware bug.

I've been chasing what in DF causes this for a couple weeks now, but to 
no avail.
	I can give you a head start; I have been seeing this same
	slugishness bug in FreeBSD 5.x (build 4460 of vmware-4). One
	thing that I blame is the new boot code.  If you replace it
	with the old boot code, effectively the 4.x one, then the issue
	with keypresses and screen output slugishness will most probably
	disappear for you too.
	On that note, I am going to download the latest shareware of
	VMWare and test out this problem, as currently I am running
	build 4460.

		Hiten Pandya (hmp at backplane.com)

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