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      • 15. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
        mfelker Expert

        Unfortunately I  couldn't compile it under Fedora 18 Rawhided  kernel 3.5.0-0.rc2.git0.3.fc18.x86_64. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - VirtualBox won't  compile either.  Since both work uses Ubunt u 12.10 Quantal alpha I'll stick with  that for Linux version of TP

        • 16. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
          Cokey Lurker

          The processor preferences change in the Virtualization Engine Preferred mode from Automatic to Binary Translation works for me so far.  Haven't tested very much but so far so good.  Thanks to Mike248 for the tip!

          • 17. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
            mfelker Expert

            Binary virtualization rather than automatic worked great on Fedora Rawhide kernel 3.5.0-0.rc3.git0.2.fc18.x86_64. !  Thank you for finding this.  I can now develop on Fedora!

            • 18. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
              JJoel42 Hot Shot VMware Employees

              Thank you for posting this.  I have filed a bug for our engineering team to follow up on.

              • 19. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                stiger Enthusiast

                I was able to power on VMs on Fedora16 64-bit box, having kernel 3.3.8. Did you try to update the kernel?

                • 20. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                  laviddichterman Lurker

                  I'm also getting this error on Ubuntu 12.04 with the X org edgers PPA enabled. CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz stepping 09

                  The VMware error I get is: Unable to change virtual machine power state: Failed to power on '/PATH_TO_VM'. Transport (VMDB) error -14: Pipe connection has been broken.

                   

                  [  346.981740] /dev/vmmon[5395]: Module vmmon: registered with major=10 minor=165
                  [  346.981746] /dev/vmmon[5395]: Module vmmon: initialized
                  [  346.989432] [5403]: VMCI: shared components initialized.
                  [  346.989472] [5403]: VMCI: host components initialized.
                  [  346.989571] [5403]: VMCI: Module registered (name=vmci,major=10,minor=53).
                  [  346.989574] [5403]: VMCI: Using host personality
                  [  346.989577] [5403]: VMCI: Module (name=vmci) is initialized
                  [  347.099162] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  347.099167] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  347.099217] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  347.099256] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5478 (vmnet-bridge)
                  [  347.099262] /dev/vmnet: hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  347.099280] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 0 successfully opened
                  [  347.099293] bridge-eth0: up
                  [  347.099296] bridge-eth0: attached
                  [  348.121409] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5485 (vmnet-netifup)
                  [  348.121418] /dev/vmnet: hub 1 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  348.121436] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 1 successfully opened
                  [  348.149362] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5488 (vmnet-dhcpd)
                  [  348.149375] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 1 successfully opened
                  [  348.153490] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5494 (vmnet-natd)
                  [  348.153498] /dev/vmnet: hub 8 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  348.153517] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  348.153592] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  348.153594] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  348.153650] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  348.154451] userif-3: sent link down event.
                  [  348.154454] userif-3: sent link up event.
                  [  348.156009] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5495 (vmnet-netifup)
                  [  348.156019] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  348.181712] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5498 (vmnet-dhcpd)
                  [  348.181726] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  352.760447] bridge-eth0: disabling the bridge on dev down
                  [  352.760521] bridge-eth0: down
                  [  352.760533] bridge-eth0: detached
                  [  356.453079] type=1400 audit(1341941542.306:28): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf" pid=5601 comm="apparmor_parser"
                  [  356.453648] type=1400 audit(1341941542.306:29): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=5601 comm="apparmor_parser"
                  [  357.052262] [5647]: VMCI: Module vmci: unloaded
                  [  357.058400] /dev/vmmon[5654]: Module vmmon: unloaded
                  [  357.180223] /dev/vmmon[5686]: Module vmmon: registered with major=10 minor=165
                  [  357.180231] /dev/vmmon[5686]: Module vmmon: initialized
                  [  357.188170] [5694]: VMCI: shared components initialized.
                  [  357.188223] [5694]: VMCI: host components initialized.
                  [  357.188304] [5694]: VMCI: Module registered (name=vmci,major=10,minor=53).
                  [  357.188307] [5694]: VMCI: Using host personality
                  [  357.188309] [5694]: VMCI: Module (name=vmci) is initialized
                  [  357.272067] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  357.272071] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  357.272120] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  357.272160] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5768 (vmnet-bridge)
                  [  357.272166] /dev/vmnet: hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  357.272184] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 0 successfully opened
                  [  357.272196] bridge-eth0: up
                  [  357.272200] bridge-eth0: attached
                  [  358.293046] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5775 (vmnet-netifup)
                  [  358.293055] /dev/vmnet: hub 1 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  358.293073] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 1 successfully opened
                  [  358.321420] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5779 (vmnet-dhcpd)
                  [  358.321432] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 1 successfully opened
                  [  358.325634] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5783 (vmnet-natd)
                  [  358.325642] /dev/vmnet: hub 8 does not exist, allocating memory.
                  [  358.325661] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  358.325728] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  358.325730] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  358.325787] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
                  [  358.326709] userif-3: sent link down event.
                  [  358.326712] userif-3: sent link up event.
                  [  358.328255] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5784 (vmnet-netifup)
                  [  358.328265] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  358.348934] /dev/vmnet: open called by PID 5788 (vmnet-dhcpd)
                  [  358.348948] /dev/vmnet: port on hub 8 successfully opened
                  [  362.060821] general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP
                  [  362.060828] CPU 1
                  [  362.060829] Modules linked in:
                  [  362.060831]  vmnet(O) parport_pc vsock(O) vmci(O) vmmon(O) nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat vesafb snd_hda_codec_hdmi bnep rfcomm ppdev nfsd nfs binfmt_misc lockd fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl sunrpc snd_hda_codec_realtek ir_lirc_codec lirc_dev nvidia(PO) ir_mce_kbd_decoder ir_sanyo_decoder ir_sony_decoder ir_jvc_decoder coretemp btusb eeepc_wmi joydev asus_wmi kvm_intel ir_rc6_decoder mxm_wmi sparse_keymap ir_rc5_decoder bluetooth ir_nec_decoder snd_hda_intel kvm ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel cryptd snd_seq_midi aes_x86_64 snd_hda_codec snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq rc_rc6_mce hid_generic snd_hwdep mceusb psmouse snd_seq_device rc_core microcode snd_pcm lpc_ich snd_timer snd serio_raw soundcore snd_page_alloc mei video mac_hid wmi lp parport usbhid hid pata_marvell raid10 raid456 async_pq async_xor xor async_memcpy async_raid6_recov e1000e raid6_pq async_tx raid1 raid0 multipath linear usb_storage [last unloaded: vmnet]
                  [  362.060898]
                  [  362.060901] Pid: 6083, comm: vmware-hostd Tainted: P           O 3.5.0-4-generic #4-Ubuntu System manufacturer System Product Name/P8Z68-V
                  [  362.060906] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0f2a294>]  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060915] RSP: 0018:ffff8803cf679b48  EFLAGS: 00010246
                  [  362.060917] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000001 RCX: 0000000000000491
                  [  362.060919] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff8803cf4ee510 RDI: 0000000000000491
                  [  362.060921] RBP: ffff8803cf679b48 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000088
                  [  362.060922] R10: 0000000000000011 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: ffff8803cf4ee500
                  [  362.060924] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff8803cf4ee500 R15: ffff8803cf4ee600
                  [  362.060926] FS:  00007f963b5a2740(0000) GS:ffff88041ec40000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
                  [  362.060928] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
                  [  362.060930] CR2: 0000000000dd9400 CR3: 000000037b4e8000 CR4: 00000000001407e0
                  [  362.060931] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
                  [  362.060933] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
                  [  362.060935] Process vmware-hostd (pid: 6083, threadinfo ffff8803cf678000, task ffff880400abc500)
                  [  362.060937] Stack:
                  [  362.060938]  ffff8803cf679b78 ffffffffa0f2dc44 ffffffffa0f2dbc0 ffff8803cf679ba8
                  [  362.060942]  00000000000007f1 00000000fffffff4 ffff8803cf679b98 ffffffffa0f29a30
                  [  362.060946]  ffff8803cf4ee500 ffff8803cf4ee500 ffff8803cf679bc8 ffffffffa0f2fa0c
                  [  362.060950] Call Trace:
                  [  362.060957]  [<ffffffffa0f2dc44>] Vmx86GetMSR+0x84/0xd0 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060963]  [<ffffffffa0f2dbc0>] ? Vmx86GetUnavailPerfCtrsOnCPU+0x150/0x150 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060968]  [<ffffffffa0f29a30>] HostIF_CallOnEachCPU+0x20/0x40 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060973]  [<ffffffffa0f2fa0c>] Vmx86_GetAllMSRs+0x2c/0x50 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060978]  [<ffffffffa0f2758e>] LinuxDriver_Ioctl+0x73e/0xd70 [vmmon]
                  [  362.060985]  [<ffffffff8118ba32>] ? chrdev_open+0xb2/0x1a0
                  [  362.060989]  [<ffffffff813296be>] ? radix_tree_lookup_slot+0xe/0x10
                  [  362.060993]  [<ffffffff81127a4e>] ? find_get_page+0x1e/0x90
                  [  362.060997]  [<ffffffff8112977e>] ? filemap_fault+0xee/0x3e0
                  [  362.061000]  [<ffffffff811819ff>] ? mem_cgroup_update_page_stat+0x1f/0x60
                  [  362.061003]  [<ffffffff81126eb7>] ? unlock_page+0x27/0x30
                  [  362.061008]  [<ffffffff8114c251>] ? __do_fault+0x421/0x520
                  [  362.061012]  [<ffffffff81191ed2>] ? path_put+0x22/0x30
                  [  362.061016]  [<ffffffff8114f8ba>] ? handle_pte_fault+0xfa/0x200
                  [  362.061020]  [<ffffffff81196abe>] ? path_openat+0x10e/0x440
                  [  362.061024]  [<ffffffff81150b19>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x269/0x340
                  [  362.061030]  [<ffffffff81693180>] ? do_page_fault+0x210/0x520
                  [  362.061035]  [<ffffffffa0f27bd8>] LinuxDriver_UnlockedIoctl+0x18/0x20 [vmmon]
                  [  362.061039]  [<ffffffff8119934a>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x8a/0x340
                  [  362.061043]  [<ffffffff81192535>] ? putname+0x35/0x50
                  [  362.061046]  [<ffffffff81186b98>] ? do_sys_open+0x178/0x230
                  [  362.061050]  [<ffffffff81199691>] sys_ioctl+0x91/0xa0
                  [  362.061055]  [<ffffffff81697b29>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
                  [  362.061056] Code: a0 20 e0 44 89 e0 48 3b 43 08 72 e9 48 89 df e8 83 9d 24 e0 eb 9e 90 55 48 89 e5 66 66 66 66 90 45 31 c0 44 89 c0 44 89 c2 89 f9 <0f> 32 31 ff 41 89 c0 48 c1 e2 20 89 f8 4c 09 c2 48 89 16 5d c3
                  [  362.061095] RIP  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [  362.061101]  RSP <ffff8803cf679b48>
                  [  362.061104] ---[ end trace c7d707ef58e5bb73 ]---
                  [  654.170804] /dev/vmmon[7297]: PTSC: initialized at 3411127000 Hz using TSC, TSCs are synchronized.
                  [  654.172284] general protection fault: 0000 [#2] SMP
                  [  654.172286] CPU 3
                  [  654.172287] Modules linked in:
                  [  654.172288]  vmnet(O) parport_pc vsock(O) vmci(O) vmmon(O) nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat vesafb snd_hda_codec_hdmi bnep rfcomm ppdev nfsd nfs binfmt_misc lockd fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl sunrpc snd_hda_codec_realtek ir_lirc_codec lirc_dev nvidia(PO) ir_mce_kbd_decoder ir_sanyo_decoder ir_sony_decoder ir_jvc_decoder coretemp btusb eeepc_wmi joydev asus_wmi kvm_intel ir_rc6_decoder mxm_wmi sparse_keymap ir_rc5_decoder bluetooth ir_nec_decoder snd_hda_intel kvm ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel cryptd snd_seq_midi aes_x86_64 snd_hda_codec snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq rc_rc6_mce hid_generic snd_hwdep mceusb psmouse snd_seq_device rc_core microcode snd_pcm lpc_ich snd_timer snd serio_raw soundcore snd_page_alloc mei video mac_hid wmi lp parport usbhid hid pata_marvell raid10 raid456 async_pq async_xor xor async_memcpy async_raid6_recov e1000e raid6_pq async_tx raid1 raid0 multipath linear usb_storage [last unloaded: vmnet]
                  [  654.172319]
                  [  654.172321] Pid: 7297, comm: vmware-vmx-debu Tainted: P      D    O 3.5.0-4-generic #4-Ubuntu System manufacturer System Product Name/P8Z68-V
                  [  654.172323] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0f2a294>]  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172328] RSP: 0018:ffff88037b42bb48  EFLAGS: 00010246
                  [  654.172329] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000001 RCX: 0000000000000491
                  [  654.172329] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff8803c112c110 RDI: 0000000000000491
                  [  654.172330] RBP: ffff88037b42bb48 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff8803ba9e6c98
                  [  654.172331] R10: 0000000000000011 R11: 0000000000003246 R12: ffff8803c112c100
                  [  654.172331] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff8803c112c100 R15: ffff8803c112c900
                  [  654.172332] FS:  00007f02528a5700(0000) GS:ffff88041ecc0000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
                  [  654.172333] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
                  [  654.172334] CR2: 0000000000abbef0 CR3: 000000037b4e3000 CR4: 00000000001407e0
                  [  654.172335] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
                  [  654.172336] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
                  [  654.172337] Process vmware-vmx-debu (pid: 7297, threadinfo ffff88037b42a000, task ffff8804080e0000)
                  [  654.172337] Stack:
                  [  654.172338]  ffff88037b42bb78 ffffffffa0f2dc44 ffffffffa0f2dbc0 ffff88037b42bba8
                  [  654.172340]  00000000000007f1 00000000fffffff4 ffff88037b42bb98 ffffffffa0f29a30
                  [  654.172341]  ffff8803c112c100 ffff8803c112c100 ffff88037b42bbc8 ffffffffa0f2fa0c
                  [  654.172343] Call Trace:
                  [  654.172347]  [<ffffffffa0f2dc44>] Vmx86GetMSR+0x84/0xd0 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172349]  [<ffffffffa0f2dbc0>] ? Vmx86GetUnavailPerfCtrsOnCPU+0x150/0x150 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172352]  [<ffffffffa0f29a30>] HostIF_CallOnEachCPU+0x20/0x40 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172354]  [<ffffffffa0f2fa0c>] Vmx86_GetAllMSRs+0x2c/0x50 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172356]  [<ffffffffa0f2758e>] LinuxDriver_Ioctl+0x73e/0xd70 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172359]  [<ffffffff8117ea09>] ? memcg_check_events+0x29/0x50
                  [  654.172361]  [<ffffffff8117fe30>] ? __mem_cgroup_commit_charge+0x180/0x340
                  [  654.172363]  [<ffffffff813296be>] ? radix_tree_lookup_slot+0xe/0x10
                  [  654.172366]  [<ffffffff81127a4e>] ? find_get_page+0x1e/0x90
                  [  654.172367]  [<ffffffff8112977e>] ? filemap_fault+0xee/0x3e0
                  [  654.172369]  [<ffffffff811819ff>] ? mem_cgroup_update_page_stat+0x1f/0x60
                  [  654.172370]  [<ffffffff81126eb7>] ? unlock_page+0x27/0x30
                  [  654.172373]  [<ffffffff8114c251>] ? __do_fault+0x421/0x520
                  [  654.172374]  [<ffffffff8114d77d>] ? do_wp_page+0x29d/0x740
                  [  654.172376]  [<ffffffff8114f8ba>] ? handle_pte_fault+0xfa/0x200
                  [  654.172378]  [<ffffffff81150b19>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x269/0x340
                  [  654.172381]  [<ffffffff81693180>] ? do_page_fault+0x210/0x520
                  [  654.172383]  [<ffffffffa0f27bd8>] LinuxDriver_UnlockedIoctl+0x18/0x20 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172386]  [<ffffffff8119934a>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x8a/0x340
                  [  654.172388]  [<ffffffff81187860>] ? vfs_write+0x110/0x180
                  [  654.172389]  [<ffffffff81199691>] sys_ioctl+0x91/0xa0
                  [  654.172392]  [<ffffffff81697b29>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
                  [  654.172392] Code: a0 20 e0 44 89 e0 48 3b 43 08 72 e9 48 89 df e8 83 9d 24 e0 eb 9e 90 55 48 89 e5 66 66 66 66 90 45 31 c0 44 89 c0 44 89 c2 89 f9 <0f> 32 31 ff 41 89 c0 48 c1 e2 20 89 f8 4c 09 c2 48 89 16 5d c3
                  [  654.172409] RIP  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [  654.172411]  RSP <ffff88037b42bb48>
                  [  654.172413] ---[ end trace c7d707ef58e5bb74 ]---
                  [ 3776.856874] type=1400 audit(1341944964.922:30): apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" parent=1 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" capability=36  capname="epollwakeup"
                  [ 7274.589856] type=1400 audit(1341948464.922:31): apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" parent=1 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" capability=36  capname="epollwakeup"
                  [17767.807275] type=1400 audit(1341958964.925:32): apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" parent=1 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" pid=5602 comm="cupsd" capability=36  capname="epollwakeup"
                  [21489.278278] general protection fault: 0000 [#3] SMP
                  [21489.278281] CPU 1
                  [21489.278281] Modules linked in:
                  [21489.278282]  vmnet(O) parport_pc vsock(O) vmci(O) vmmon(O) nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat vesafb snd_hda_codec_hdmi bnep rfcomm ppdev nfsd nfs binfmt_misc lockd fscache auth_rpcgss nfs_acl sunrpc snd_hda_codec_realtek ir_lirc_codec lirc_dev nvidia(PO) ir_mce_kbd_decoder ir_sanyo_decoder ir_sony_decoder ir_jvc_decoder coretemp btusb eeepc_wmi joydev asus_wmi kvm_intel ir_rc6_decoder mxm_wmi sparse_keymap ir_rc5_decoder bluetooth ir_nec_decoder snd_hda_intel kvm ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel cryptd snd_seq_midi aes_x86_64 snd_hda_codec snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq rc_rc6_mce hid_generic snd_hwdep mceusb psmouse snd_seq_device rc_core microcode snd_pcm lpc_ich snd_timer snd serio_raw soundcore snd_page_alloc mei video mac_hid wmi lp parport usbhid hid pata_marvell raid10 raid456 async_pq async_xor xor async_memcpy async_raid6_recov e1000e raid6_pq async_tx raid1 raid0 multipath linear usb_storage [last unloaded: vmnet]
                  [21489.278314]
                  [21489.278316] Pid: 8982, comm: vmware-vmx-debu Tainted: P      D    O 3.5.0-4-generic #4-Ubuntu System manufacturer System Product Name/P8Z68-V
                  [21489.278318] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0f2a294>]  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278323] RSP: 0018:ffff88037b70bb48  EFLAGS: 00010246
                  [21489.278324] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000001 RCX: 0000000000000491
                  [21489.278324] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff8803ba934710 RDI: 0000000000000491
                  [21489.278325] RBP: ffff88037b70bb48 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff88040383c358
                  [21489.278326] R10: 0000000000000011 R11: 0000000000003246 R12: ffff8803ba934700
                  [21489.278326] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff8803ba934700 R15: ffff8803c08c2900
                  [21489.278328] FS:  00007f02a4314700(0000) GS:ffff88041ec40000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
                  [21489.278328] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
                  [21489.278329] CR2: 0000000000abbef0 CR3: 000000037b62e000 CR4: 00000000001407e0
                  [21489.278330] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
                  [21489.278331] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
                  [21489.278332] Process vmware-vmx-debu (pid: 8982, threadinfo ffff88037b70a000, task ffff8803e0d04500)
                  [21489.278332] Stack:
                  [21489.278333]  ffff88037b70bb78 ffffffffa0f2dc44 ffffffffa0f2dbc0 ffff88037b70bba8
                  [21489.278335]  00000000000007f1 00000000fffffff4 ffff88037b70bb98 ffffffffa0f29a30
                  [21489.278337]  ffff8803ba934700 ffff8803ba934700 ffff88037b70bbc8 ffffffffa0f2fa0c
                  [21489.278338] Call Trace:
                  [21489.278341]  [<ffffffffa0f2dc44>] Vmx86GetMSR+0x84/0xd0 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278344]  [<ffffffffa0f2dbc0>] ? Vmx86GetUnavailPerfCtrsOnCPU+0x150/0x150 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278347]  [<ffffffffa0f29a30>] HostIF_CallOnEachCPU+0x20/0x40 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278349]  [<ffffffffa0f2fa0c>] Vmx86_GetAllMSRs+0x2c/0x50 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278351]  [<ffffffffa0f2758e>] LinuxDriver_Ioctl+0x73e/0xd70 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278354]  [<ffffffff8117ea09>] ? memcg_check_events+0x29/0x50
                  [21489.278356]  [<ffffffff8117fe30>] ? __mem_cgroup_commit_charge+0x180/0x340
                  [21489.278359]  [<ffffffff813296be>] ? radix_tree_lookup_slot+0xe/0x10
                  [21489.278361]  [<ffffffff81127a4e>] ? find_get_page+0x1e/0x90
                  [21489.278362]  [<ffffffff8112977e>] ? filemap_fault+0xee/0x3e0
                  [21489.278364]  [<ffffffff811819ff>] ? mem_cgroup_update_page_stat+0x1f/0x60
                  [21489.278366]  [<ffffffff81126eb7>] ? unlock_page+0x27/0x30
                  [21489.278368]  [<ffffffff8114c251>] ? __do_fault+0x421/0x520
                  [21489.278370]  [<ffffffff8114d77d>] ? do_wp_page+0x29d/0x740
                  [21489.278372]  [<ffffffff8114f8ba>] ? handle_pte_fault+0xfa/0x200
                  [21489.278374]  [<ffffffff81150b19>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x269/0x340
                  [21489.278377]  [<ffffffff81693180>] ? do_page_fault+0x210/0x520
                  [21489.278379]  [<ffffffffa0f27bd8>] LinuxDriver_UnlockedIoctl+0x18/0x20 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278381]  [<ffffffff8119934a>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x8a/0x340
                  [21489.278383]  [<ffffffff81187860>] ? vfs_write+0x110/0x180
                  [21489.278385]  [<ffffffff81199691>] sys_ioctl+0x91/0xa0
                  [21489.278387]  [<ffffffff81697b29>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
                  [21489.278388] Code: a0 20 e0 44 89 e0 48 3b 43 08 72 e9 48 89 df e8 83 9d 24 e0 eb 9e 90 55 48 89 e5 66 66 66 66 90 45 31 c0 44 89 c0 44 89 c2 89 f9 <0f> 32 31 ff 41 89 c0 48 c1 e2 20 89 f8 4c 09 c2 48 89 16 5d c3
                  [21489.278405] RIP  [<ffffffffa0f2a294>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0x14/0x30 [vmmon]
                  [21489.278407]  RSP <ffff88037b70bb48>
                  [21489.278409] ---[ end trace c7d707ef58e5bb75 ]---

                   

                  I'll try rolling back a few kernel versions and see if I can figure anything out.

                  • 21. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                    a4lg Lurker

                    I have figured out one of reasons.

                    If you crash Linux kernel (3.5 or later) with a HostIF_SafeRDMSR call, this is caused by exception table format. Linux 3.5 (more specifically, Linux kernel commit 706276543b699d80f546e45f8b12574e7b18d952) have changed the format of exception table.

                    VMware's vmmon.ko (vmware-vmx/lib/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c) generates exception table using the way described in kernel documentation ($KERNEL/Documentation/x86/exception-tables.txt) but this is quite old and completely useless beginning with Linux kernel 3.5.

                    Fortunately, there is _ASM_EXTABLE macro (in $KERNEL/arch/x86/include/asm/asm.h) to generate portable exception table. So I have created a patch to make exception table portable and make vmmon.ko to support Linux 3.5. I hope this will help.

                     

                    vmmon.ko: patch to support new exception table

                    • 22. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                      raiford Novice

                      I can confirm that this patch to vmmon resolved this error for me on Fedora 17 (kernel 3.5).  I had to boot to an old kernel and delete the old vmware moldules under /lib/modules/3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64/misc so that I could boot into the 3.5 kernel and rebuild the modules.

                       

                      VMware:  Please add this fix to your vmmon source!!!

                      • 23. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                        Landy Enthusiast

                        @a4lg , could you tell me how to apply the patch? I didn't find hostif.c file in my system: Ubuntu 12.10, kernel version: 3.5.0-8-generic.

                        Thanks.

                        • 24. Re: Fails with a Kernel bug on FC16
                          raiford Novice

                          On my Fedora system, the module source code can be found in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source.  The archive you need to update with the patch is vmmon.tar.

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