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[Bug 1009156] Re: linux-3.2.0-25.40: unregister netdevice change breaks VirtualBox


As per VirtualBox upstream, this was a bug in it https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/12264#comment:12 .
Invalid -> linux (Ubuntu)

** No longer affects: linux (Ubuntu Precise)

** Bug watch added: Virtualbox Trac #12264

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

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  linux-3.2.0-25.40:  unregister netdevice change breaks VirtualBox

Status in Virtualbox:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “virtualbox” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “virtualbox” source package in Precise:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  After upgrading from linux 3.2.0-24.39 to 3.2.0-25.40, my computer
  will no longer shut down after using a VirtualBox virtual machine.
  The following is printed every 10 seconds when it tries to unload the
  VirtualBox networking modules:

      unregister_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet0 to become free. Usage
  count = -1

  To shut down, I have to hold down on the power button for 5 seconds to
  power off.

  This bug has been reported to VirtualBox.  A fix for their network driver has been committed to their svn repository, but a release with the fix is not yet available:

  It looks like the culprit is the kernel changes to net/dev/core.c
  between 3.2.16 and 3.2.18.

  I'm guessing this is a bug in VirtualBox that was only exposed when the kernel code changed, but it might be a bug in the kernel that the VirtualBox devs had to work around.  Either way, I'm guessing lots of people will experience this issue if the new kernel hits -updates.
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu9
  Architecture: amd64
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=2c47e61e-2732-41d2-ad4f-ca1dafcd0062
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
  MachineType: System76, Inc. Gazelle Professional
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 VESA VGA
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.0-25-generic root=/dev/mapper/hostname-root ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
   linux-restricted-modules-3.2.0-25-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.2.0-25-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.79
  StagingDrivers: mei
  Tags:  precise staging
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic x86_64

  Unable to unload vbox kernel modules.
  Shutting down the computer no longer works.
  Forcing shutdown is only possible with SysRq keys.

  [Test Case]
  - Make sure you are running kernel 3.2.0-25
  - Start a virtual machine with a host only networking device
  - Shutdown the VM and quit the main VirtualBox window
  - Check with "ifconfig" that a vboxnetX device is active
  - Run "sudo service virtualbox stop"
  - Command should exit normally

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