VirtualBox crashes when USB device attached

pwr2srv

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Greetings all,

I'm only a newbie, but have been reading and using FreeBSD for some time now. I began making a serious effort at FreeBSD just before 8.0 arrived, or thereabouts. Trying to get away from Microsoft, but I have some software investment (mostly NT4 era apps) so I need a MS Windows virtual machine to run them. I had for a time run NT4 to run the software, then Windows 2000, now XP. I like the extra features with XP and the ability to run a few games. I run many virtual machines in my FreeBSD host like Linux but mostly other FreeBSD's from which to learn. I run one FreeBSD box on a AMD processor as a dedicated print server and a headless XP machine within that, for example. Anyway, I'm to the point after a few years that I am not afraid of FreeBSD any more and am getting much better at fixing problems. Also, I just recently got away from my older Pentium 4 and now run FreeBSD-amd64 on my new Lenovo TS140 dream machine.

I had just been running virtualbox-ose-4.3.12_1. I have an XP virtual machine wherein USB was working fine. E.g., the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick, the Logitech USB Optical Mouse, the Logitech USB Keyboard, and SanDisk Cruzer devices were all listed and successfully passed to the XP virtual machine.

I keep my ports tree up to date. When I built VirtualBox to virtualbox-ose-4.3.16 and started the XP machine from the VirtualBox Manager the machine lists as “aborted.” If I remove the above listed USB devices the XP machine starts, but when I try to connect a USB device while the virtual machine is running I get the message:

Code:
Failed to attach the USB device Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 Joystick to the virtual machine xpts2.
Failed to create a proxy device for the USB device. (Error: VERR_READ_ERROR).

Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}
and the the XP virtual machine crashes.

Since I keep backups of the installed packages, deleting virtualbox-ose-4.3.16 via pkg and re-installing virtualbox-ose-4.3.12_1 via pkg restores the XP virtual machine to a working state.

I have checked UPDATING.

So, this is the first time I'm asking for help. Please be patient with me as I am in my 50's now and a bit beyond my formative years.

Thank YOU.

Code:
# uname -a
FreeBSD ts 10.0-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p9 #0: Mon Sep 15 14:35:52 UTC 2014     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
 
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pwr2srv

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Also, as I just now started a FreeBSD virtual machine I was reminded that the mini toolbar is no longer is displayed.
 
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pwr2srv

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No, just downgrading to work around. I have been looking, though. Just rebuilt again and the same thing.

here is my /var/log/messages
Code:
Sep 25 19:00:00 ts newsyslog[88259]: logfile turned over due to size>100K
Sep 25 19:15:18 ts pkg: libxul-24.8.0 deinstalled
Sep 25 19:15:20 ts pkg-static: libxul-24.8.1 installed
Sep 25 20:06:18 ts kernel: em0: promiscuous mode disabled
Sep 25 20:07:04 ts pkg: ca_root_nss-3.17 deinstalled
Sep 25 20:07:04 ts pkg-static: ca_root_nss-3.17.1 installed
Sep 25 20:07:38 ts pkg: py27-lxml-3.3.5 deinstalled
Sep 25 20:07:38 ts pkg-static: py27-lxml-3.4.0 installed
Sep 25 22:18:59 ts pkg: chromium-37.0.2062.120_3 deinstalled
Sep 25 22:19:01 ts pkg-static: chromium-37.0.2062.124 installed
Sep 25 23:47:25 ts pkg: firefox-32.0_2,1 deinstalled
Sep 25 23:47:26 ts pkg-static: firefox-32.0.3,1 installed
Sep 26 08:06:31 ts pkg: virtualbox-ose-4.3.12_1 deinstalled
Sep 26 08:06:34 ts pkg-static: virtualbox-ose-4.3.16 installed
Sep 26 09:46:41 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode enabled
Sep 26 09:47:22 ts kernel: pid 61605 (VirtualBox), uid 1001: exited on signal 11
Sep 26 09:47:22 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode disabled
Sep 26 09:52:11 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode enabled
Sep 26 09:52:44 ts kernel: pid 61618 (VirtualBox), uid 1001: exited on signal 11
Sep 26 09:52:44 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode disabled
Sep 26 10:11:52 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode enabled
Sep 26 10:12:33 ts kernel: pid 61680 (VirtualBox), uid 1001: exited on signal 10
Sep 26 10:12:33 ts kernel: em1: promiscuous mode disabled
Virtual machines will start with no USB devices attached and I think I see the mini toolbar display briefly. Everything seems to work until a USB device is attached.
 

robbak

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I haven't had any replies to my message to freebsd-emulators@. The next step is probably to file a bug report with Bugzilla

Edit: could you provide us a uname? Mine is: $ uname -a
Code:
FreeBSD boffin 9.3-STABLE FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE #1 r271733: Thu Sep 25 20:46:45 AEST 2014     robbak@boffin:/usr/obj/home/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
 

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Hi,

Same stuff after portupgrade -a
Code:
FreeBSD alpha 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014     root@snap.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
 
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pwr2srv

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% uname -a

Code:
FreeBSD ts 10.0-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p9 #0: Mon Sep 15 14:35:52 UTC 2014     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
 

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HI,
the same bug here:
Code:
# uname -a
FreeBSD clover-nas2 9.3-STABLE FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE #0 r271760: Thu Sep 18 16:25:02 CEST 2014     ssh@clover-nas2:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
with a Windows 7 VM.

And here:
Code:
# uname -a
FreeBSD ativ.local 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r272216: Sat Sep 27 21:53:55 CEST 2014     root@ativ.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NEWCONS  amd64
Virtual machines: Windows XP and Ubuntu.
 

z3tbl4

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Btw as the problem apperas after updating the ports (not any system related sources) probably it is the VirtualBox itself, right?
 

robbak

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Yes, it seems clear that it is a regression in VirtualBox. The problem happens when you upgrade, and a workaround is to downgrade to the old version. I did this by building by own, although it might be easier to install a package if you have, or have kept, one.

Code:
mkdir virtualbox
cd virtualbox/
svn checkout svn://svn0.us-west.FreeBSD.org/ports/head/emulators/virtualbox-ose@367888 emulators/virtualbox-ose
svn checkout svn://svn0.us-west.FreeBSD.org/ports/head/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod@367888 emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
cd emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
make
sudo pkg delete virtualbox-ose-kmod
sudo make install virtualbox-ose-kmod
cd ../virtuabox-ose
make
sudo pkg delete virtualbox-ose
sudo make install virtualbox-ose
(If a mod wants to edit this to use [cmd] instead, you'll have to edit the cmd formatter to not collapse the URL first!)
 

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robbak said:
Yes, it seems clear that it is a regression in VirtualBox. The problem happens when you upgrade, and a workaround is to downgrade to the old version. I did this by building by own, although it might be easier to install a package if you have, or have kept, one.

Code:
mkdir virtualbox
cd virtualbox/
svn checkout svn://svn0.us-west.FreeBSD.org/ports/head/emulators/virtualbox-ose@367888 emulators/virtualbox-ose
svn checkout svn://svn0.us-west.FreeBSD.org/ports/head/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod@367888 emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
cd emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
make
sudo pkg delete virtualbox-ose-kmod
sudo make install virtualbox-ose-kmod
cd ../virtuabox-ose
make
sudo pkg delete virtualbox-ose
sudo make install virtualbox-ose
(If a mod wants to edit this to use [cmd] instead, you'll have to edit the cmd formatter to not collapse the URL first!)
This seems not to work (at least not for me right now). There is a problem with the build failing due to
Code:
kBuild: Generating /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12/out/freebsd.amd64/release/revision.kmk
/usr/local/bin/kmk_redirect -E 'LC_ALL=C' -wo /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12/out/freebsd.amd64/release/revision.kmk.ts.tmp -- svn info /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12
svn: warning: W155010: The node '/usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12' was not found.
This is done as normal user on a "10.1-BETA3 FreeBSD 10.1-BETA3 #7 r272295:" system.
Before I dive into this headlong I'd like to ask if it is something obvious and well known.
 

z3tbl4

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Crivens said:
This seems not to work (at least not for me right now). There is a problem with the build failing due to
Code:
kBuild: Generating /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12/out/freebsd.amd64/release/revision.kmk
/usr/local/bin/kmk_redirect -E 'LC_ALL=C' -wo /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12/out/freebsd.amd64/release/revision.kmk.ts.tmp -- svn info /usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12
svn: warning: W155010: The node '/usr/home/XXX/Source/VirtualBox/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod/work/VirtualBox-4.3.12' was not found.
This is done as normal user on a "10.1-BETA3 FreeBSD 10.1-BETA3 #7 r272295:" system.
Before I dive into this headlong I'd like to ask if it is something obvious and well known.
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Small update. After rm -rf .svn in the -kmod directory, this one now builds without issues. The build for -ose is currently running, but I think this is/was the problem.

Okay, virtualbox-ose has built. You need to take care that you first install the kernel module, otherwise the make install will try to install the kernel module from /usr/ports.
 
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Same problem here, just did an upgrade of FreeBSD (to 10.1) and packages (Virtualbox to 4.3.16) , and now when I attach the USB device to the VM machine, I get the same error message. Is it possible to downgrade the version with the pkg command?

Thanks.
 

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Same problem here, just did an upgrade of FreeBSD (to 10.1) and packages (Virtualbox to 4.3.16) , and now when I attach the USB device to the VM machine, I get the same error message. Is it possible to downgrade the version with the pkg command?

Thanks.
I followed the workaround described by robbak and it just worked fine :)
I'd like to know if this issue is resolved in 4.3.18.
 

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I just tried to compile the virtualbox-ose-kmod (ver:4.3.12_2 rev:367888) on another FreeBSD machine:
Code:
FreeBSD fbsd-pc 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0 r274401: Tue Nov 11 21:02:49 UTC 2014  root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
During compile I got below error messages:
Code:
kBuild: Pass - DLLs
kBuild: Pass - Programs
kBuild: Compiling wrapper - /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/lib/wrapper.c
kmk_builtin_cp -f /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/config.h.freebsd /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/config.h
kmk_builtin_cp -f /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/lib/regex_.h /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/regex.h
kBuild: Compiling kmk_sed - /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/sed/sed.c
kBuild: Compiling kmk_sed - /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/lib/regex.c
In file included from /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/basicdefs.h:46:0,
  from /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/sed/sed.h:23,
  from /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/sed/sed.c:23:
/usr/local/lib/gcc48/gcc/x86_64-portbld-freebsd10.0/4.8.3/include-fixed/wchar.h:90:1: error: unknown type name '__wchar_t'
typedef __wchar_t wchar_t;
^
kmk: *** [/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/sed/sed.o] Error 1
The failing command:
@gcc48 -c -O2 -g -O3 -m64 -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/lib -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/intl -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/lib -I/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/kmk/glob -I/usr/local/include -DKBUILD_VERSION_MAJOR=0 -DKBUILD_VERSION_MINOR=1 -DKBUILD_VERSION_PATCH=9998 -DKBUILD_OS_FREEBSD -DKBUILD_ARCH_AMD64 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DNDEBUG -Wp,-MD,/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/sed/sed.o.dep -Wp,-MT,/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/sed/sed.o -Wp,-MP -o /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/obj/kmk_sed/sed/sed.o /usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/src/sed/sed/sed.c
kmk: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
kmk: Leaving directory `/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998'
kmk: Entering directory `/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998'
kmk: *** Exiting with status 2
bootstrap.gmk:221: recipe for target '/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/bootstrap/ts-stage2-build' failed
gmake[4]: *** [/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998/out/freebsd.amd64/release/bootstrap/ts-stage2-build] Error 2
gmake[4]: Leaving directory '/usr/ports/devel/kBuild/work/kBuild-0.1.9998'
./kBuild/env.sh: info: rc=2: gmake -f bootstrap.gmk
*** Error code 2

Stop.
make[3]: stopped in /usr/ports/devel/kBuild
*** Error code 1

Stop.
make[2]: stopped in /usr/ports/devel/kBuild
*** Error code 1

Stop.
make[1]: stopped in /root/virtualbox_4-3-12/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
*** Error code 1

Stop.
make: stopped in /root/virtualbox_4-3-12/emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod
Can you please help me? Thanks.
 

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A workaround is to install the current kBuild from binary. Then VirtualBox can be built without issue. pkg install kBuild.
Will it still work if we build kBuild from port?

I’m working on a minimal install as possible of everything beginning with x11-servers. I'm at QT5 and I hope I have not screwed up again by not installing QT4. All of this is for MATE on my new FreeBSD 10.1 … I wiped and reinstalled 8X already before getting to this point.
 

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Oh, iI see, the OP tried already. I'm going to have to stop skipping. This got to be the best heads-up ever for Virtualbox on these more advanced versions of FreeBSD. Thank you Chester Wisniewski.

Ahh ... I just got a notion, it's going to be days before I get to Virtualbox so what I'll do is activate every sensible, if not all kBuild options. portmaster -dwv will help to take care of everything. Everything else will have only what's needed, and nothing that's not.
 
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