Struggling with VirtualBox

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Thu Dec 4 00:36:27 PST 2008

Simon 'corecode' Schubert schrieb:
Michael Neumann wrote:
I'm still trying to get DragonFly reliably working on VirtualBox (just 
because Qemu on my Ubuntu doesn't like to run with the
accelerator kqemu).

So I modified DELAY to break out if delta <= 0. Together with 
acpi_load=YES I can boot, but:
I know that you're just trying to get it to work, but I think this is 
absolutely the wrong thing to do.

If there is broken hardware, you sometimes need to add some bandaids to 
software so that it will run on broken hardware.

If the "hardware" is actually software, one should rather fix the 
"hardware" to be standards compliant instead of adding bandaids to the 
operating system.

This is clearly a virtualbox bug and needs to be addressed in 
virtualbox.  All other emulators manage to do it, so it can't be that hard.
Ah okay. I was under the impression that maybe DragonFly is doing something wrong here.
So if it is VirtualBox that is erroneous, you're right. Luckily there are alternatives to it,
and no, we should not fix our software.
I'll take a look at kvm then :)



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