Bug#470601: Debian Lenny-pre-RC1 on Virtual PC 2007 / unrecoverable processor error

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Frank Lin PIAT

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Nov 8, 2008, 5:40:09 PM11/8/08
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Hello,

Here's an update for my previous report.

Newer kernel (maybe 2.6.24, and 2.6.26) reveals a bug in VirtualPC,
where it fails to boot with the error message "An unrecoverable
processor error has been encountered. The virtual machine will reset
now."

This bug only occurs on the installed system (i.e not when booting
debian-installer). An easy work-around is to add "noreplace-paravirt" to
the boot command line.
A patch was applied upstream (for 2.6.27) to solve this problem. see
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122090760532385&w=2
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=28f7e66fc1da53997a545684b21b91fb3ca3f321


Some other bugs exists, but they have been reported to DD maintainer or
upstream, then documented on the wiki page:
http://wiki.debian.org/MicrosoftVirtualPc2007/lenny


Franklin

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Otavio Salvador

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Nov 10, 2008, 7:30:15 AM11/10/08
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reassign 470601 linux-2.6
retitle 470601 "Unrecoverable processor error" when running in VirtualPC, fixed upstream
thanks

Frank Lin PIAT <fp...@klabs.be> writes:

> Hello,
>
> Here's an update for my previous report.
>
> Newer kernel (maybe 2.6.24, and 2.6.26) reveals a bug in VirtualPC,
> where it fails to boot with the error message "An unrecoverable
> processor error has been encountered. The virtual machine will reset
> now."

I'm reassigning the bug to the kernel team since it cannot be dealt by
us.

> This bug only occurs on the installed system (i.e not when booting
> debian-installer). An easy work-around is to add "noreplace-paravirt" to
> the boot command line.

Humm, interesting ...

Could this be backported? This is a very simple fix and I believe it
is worth a backport. Kernel Team?

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