general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP; RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa051321f>] [<ffffffffa051321f>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0xf/0x30 [vmmon]

Bug #1070837 reported by Karma Dorje
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.x86_64

This issue affects:
>=vmware-player-5
>=vmware-workstation-9
>=linux-3.5.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10

$ cat /proc/version_signature
Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7

Without the following attachments:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1070837/+attachment/3414246/+files/vmware3.5.patch
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1070837/+attachment/3414247/+files/patch-modules_3.5.0.sh

I get a general protection fault as shown in /var/log/kern.log :
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.537691] /dev/vmmon[17155]: PTSC: initialized at 2196110000 Hz using TSC, TSCs are synchronized.
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.539846] general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.539873] CPU 1
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.539881] Modules linked in: vmnet(O) parport_pc vsock(O) vmci(O) vmmon(O) bbswitch(O) ppdev bnep rfcomm bluetooth snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek joydev snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec xt_hl ip6t_rt nf_conntrack_ipv6 snd_hwdep snd_pcm nf_defrag_ipv6 snd_seq_midi ipt_REJECT kvm_intel snd_rawmidi snd_seq_midi_event kvm snd_seq xt_LOG snd_timer snd_seq_device xt_limit xt_tcpudp xt_addrtype snd xt_state arc4 soundcore uvcvideo iwlwifi ip6table_filter ghash_clmulni_intel i915 ip6_tables videobuf2_core nf_conntrack_netbios_ns snd_page_alloc videodev mac80211 aesni_intel asus_nb_wmi nf_conntrack_broadcast videobuf2_vmalloc asus_wmi mxm_wmi nf_nat_ftp nf_nat cryptd drm_kms_helper nf_conntrack_ipv4 aes_x86_64 videobuf2_memops nf_defrag_ipv4 lpc_ich nf_conntrack_ftp drm psmouse cfg80211 nf_conntrack serio_raw sparse_keymap mac_hid coretemp wmi i2c_algo_bit iptable_filter lp ip_tables mei video x_tables microcode parport hid_generic usbhid hid atl1c [last unloaded: vmnet]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540261]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540264] Pid: 17155, comm: vmware-vmx Tainted: G O 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K53SD/K53SD
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540302] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa051321f>] [<ffffffffa051321f>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0xf/0x30 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540336] RSP: 0018:ffff88019e89db08 EFLAGS: 00010246
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540353] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000001 RCX: 0000000000000491
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540375] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff880208eea010 RDI: 0000000000000491
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540397] RBP: ffff88019e89db08 R08: ffff88024f436830 R09: ffffffffa0511882
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540419] R10: 0000000001ec9be4 R11: 0000000000003246 R12: 0000000000000000
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540441] R13: ffff880208eea000 R14: ffff880208eea000 R15: 00007fffb9150bf0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540463] FS: 00007f985e0db700(0000) GS:ffff88024f420000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540488] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540505] CR2: 0000000001eca018 CR3: 0000000214f64000 CR4: 00000000000407e0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540527] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.540549] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.541483] Process vmware-vmx (pid: 17155, threadinfo ffff88019e89c000, task ffff880208ec5c00)
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.542403] Stack:
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.543324] ffff88019e89db38 ffffffffa0516b73 ffffffffa0516af0 ffff88019e89db68
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.544280] ffff880208eea000 0000000000000000 ffff88019e89db58 ffffffffa0512990
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.545252] ffff880208eea000 00000000fffffff4 ffff88019e89db88 ffffffffa051896c
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.546231] Call Trace:
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.547212] [<ffffffffa0516b73>] Vmx86GetMSR+0x83/0xd0 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.548213] [<ffffffffa0516af0>] ? Vmx86GetUnavailPerfCtrsOnCPU+0x150/0x150 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.549226] [<ffffffffa0512990>] HostIF_CallOnEachCPU+0x20/0x40 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.550242] [<ffffffffa051896c>] Vmx86_GetAllMSRs+0x2c/0x50 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.551214] [<ffffffffa05104df>] LinuxDriver_Ioctl+0x72f/0xd60 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.552221] [<ffffffff8112b99e>] ? __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x19e/0x920
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.553204] [<ffffffff81179c63>] ? __mem_cgroup_commit_charge+0x183/0x310
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.554190] [<ffffffff8112fa44>] ? lru_cache_add_lru+0x24/0x50
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.555179] [<ffffffff81153b9d>] ? page_add_new_anon_rmap+0xbd/0xe0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.556180] [<ffffffff8114a006>] ? handle_pte_fault+0x286/0x430
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.557169] [<ffffffff8115af7d>] ? free_pages_and_swap_cache+0xad/0xd0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.558160] [<ffffffff8114af09>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x259/0x320
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.559149] [<ffffffff8168700c>] ? do_page_fault+0x1cc/0x4e0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.560134] [<ffffffffa0510b28>] LinuxDriver_UnlockedIoctl+0x18/0x20 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.561124] [<ffffffff811939d9>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x99/0x590
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.562111] [<ffffffff81193f69>] sys_ioctl+0x99/0xa0
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.563093] [<ffffffff8168b629>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.564068] Code: 83 c4 01 e8 24 c4 c1 e0 44 89 e0 48 3b 43 08 72 e9 48 89 df e8 e3 ac c5 e0 eb 9e 90 55 48 89 e5 66 66 66 66 90 31 c0 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
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.566296] RIP [<ffffffffa051321f>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0xf/0x30 [vmmon]
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.567388] RSP <ffff88019e89db08>
Oct 24 20:29:29 taaroa kernel: [ 6274.576355] ---[ end trace 19a01161c11759c4 ]---
Oct 24 20:32:34 taaroa kernel: [ 6459.603157] SysRq : This sysrq operation is disabled.
Oct 24 20:32:35 taaroa kernel: [ 6461.106665] SysRq : This sysrq operation is disabled.
Oct 24 20:32:38 taaroa kernel: [ 6464.164724] SysRq : This sysrq operation is disabled.
Oct 24 20:32:40 taaroa kernel: [ 6465.494919] SysRq : Emergency Sync
Oct 24 20:32:40 taaroa kernel: [ 6465.496348] Emergency Sync complete
Oct 24 20:32:41 taaroa kernel: [ 6466.635321] SysRq : Emergency Remount R/O

References:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/415047
http://communities.vmware.com/message/2103172
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ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: karma 2168 F.... pulseaudio
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c0e46d37-b5cd-43aa-94a7-4fa61e48c9a0
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120817.1)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K53SD
MarkForUpload: True
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=C.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic root=UUID=3a12bdbf-2c31-4f31-b854-e8f79e6888ad ro rootfstype=ext4 libahci.ignore_sss=1 raid=noautodetect quiet splash resume=UUID=c0e46d37-b5cd-43aa-94a7-4fa61e48c9a0 vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.5.0-18-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.5.0-18-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.95
Tags: quantal running-unity
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-05 (18 days ago)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
dmi.bios.date: 03/06/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: K53SD.205
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: K53SD
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrK53SD.205:bd03/06/2012:svnASUSTeKComputerInc.:pnK53SD:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:rnK53SD:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: K53SD
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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In , Dan (dan-redhat-bugs) wrote :
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Description of problem:
installing VMware Workstation 9

Additional info:
libreport version: 2.0.14
abrt_version: 2.0.13
cmdline: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg_dm--t510-lv_root ro rd.lvm.lv=vg_dm-t510/lv_swap rd.dm=0 KEYTABLE=us SYSFONT=True rd.md=0 rd.luks=0 rd.lvm.lv=vg_dm-t510/lv_root LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau
kernel: 3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64

kernel_tainted_long:
:Proprietary module has been loaded.
:Modules from drivers/staging are loaded.

backtrace:
:general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP
:CPU 6
:Modules linked in: vmnet(O) parport_pc vsock(O) vmci(O) vmmon(O) ppdev parport nls_utf8 vfat fat fuse ebtable_nat ebtables ipt_MASQUERADE iptable_nat nf_nat xt_CHECKSUM iptable_mangle be2iscsi iscsi_boot_sysfs bnx2i vboxpci(O) vboxnetadp(O) vboxnetflt(O) bridge stp llc cnic uio cxgb4i cxgb4 cxgb3i cxgb3 mdio libcxgbi ib_iser lockd sunrpc vboxdrv(O) rdma_cm ib_addr iw_cm ib_cm ib_sa ib_mad ib_core iscsi_tcp libiscsi_tcp libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi rfcomm bnep nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter ip6_tables snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_hda_codec_conexant arc4 nvidia(PO) btusb bluetooth coretemp microcode i7core_edac snd_hda_intel edac_core snd_hda_codec i2c_i801 snd_hwdep lpc_ich mfd_core snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_pcm iwlwifi mac80211 e1000e cfg80211 snd_page_alloc mei snd_timer i2c_core vhost_net tun macvtap macvlan kvm_intel kvm thinkpad_acpi snd soundcore rfkill uinput mmc_block crc32c_intel
:usb_storage firewire_ohci firewire_core crc_itu_t sdhci_pci sdhci mmc_core mxm_wmi video wmi [last unloaded: vmnet]
:Pid: 5159, comm: vmware-hostd Tainted: P C O 3.5.4-2.fc17.x86_64 #1 LENOVO 4391BS6/4391BS6
:RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa119e20f>] [<ffffffffa119e20f>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0xf/0x30 [vmmon]
:RSP: 0018:ffff880207f31b88 EFLAGS: 00010246
:RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000001 RCX: 0000000000000491
:RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff880207cc4210 RDI: 0000000000000491
:RBP: ffff880207f31b88 R08: ffff880237d96670 R09: ffffffffa119c872
:R10: 0000000006953e14 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: 0000000000000000
:R13: ffff880207cc4200 R14: ffff880207cc4200 R15: 00007fff25832480
:FS: 00007fd57d873740(0000) GS:ffff880237d80000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
:CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
:CR2: 0000000000db93e0 CR3: 0000000227c23000 CR4: 00000000000007e0
:DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
:DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
:Process vmware-hostd (pid: 5159, threadinfo ffff880207f30000, task ffff880207df9710)
:Stack:
: ffff880207f31bb8 ffffffffa119ee23 ffffffffa119eda0 ffff880207f31be8
: ffff880207cc4200 0000000000000000 ffff880207f31bd8 ffffffffa119d980
: ffff880207cc4200 00000000fffffff4 ffff880207f31c08 ffffffffa11a0c1c
:Call Trace:
: [<ffffffffa119ee23>] Vmx86GetMSR+0x83/0xd0 [vmmon]
: [<ffffffffa119eda0>] ? Vmx86GetUnavailPerfCtrsOnCPU+0x150/0x150 [vmmon]
: [<ffffffffa119d980>] HostIF_CallOnEachCPU+0x20/0x40 [vmmon]
: [<ffffffffa11a0c1c>] Vmx86_GetAllMSRs+0x2c/0x50 [vmmon]
: [<ffffffffa119b6df>] LinuxDriver_I...

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In , Josh (josh-redhat-bugs) wrote :

Bug in vmware modules. We can't fix that.

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Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 1070837

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: quantal
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : AlsaInfo.txt

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected running-unity
description: updated
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : BootDmesg.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : CRDA.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : CurrentDmesg.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : IwConfig.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : Lspci.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : Lsusb.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : ProcCpuinfo.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : ProcInterrupts.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : ProcModules.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : PulseList.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : RfKill.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : UdevDb.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : UdevLog.txt

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote : WifiSyslog.txt

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Karma Dorje (taaroa)
description: updated
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Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote : Re: general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP / vmware-vmx Tainted: G

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v3.7 kernel[0] (Not a kernel in the daily directory) and install both the linux-image and linux-image-extra .deb packages.

Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. Please only remove that one tag and leave the other tags. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.7-rc2-raring/

tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

# ls -la /usr/src/
total 40
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Oct 24 23:18 ./
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 Sep 30 14:46 ../
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 6 07:11 bbswitch-0.4.2/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Oct 13 12:26 linux-OLDVERSION.1350102782 -> linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic/
drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Oct 11 15:53 linux-headers-3.5.0-17/
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Oct 11 15:53 linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic/
drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Oct 20 23:26 linux-headers-3.5.0-18/
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Oct 20 23:26 linux-headers-3.5.0-18-generic/
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Oct 24 23:18 linux-headers-3.7.0-030700rc2/
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Oct 24 23:53 linux-headers-3.7.0-030700rc2-generic/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Oct 6 20:36 nvidia-current-304.43/

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

but I was able to run vmware under linux-3.5 after applying the kernel patch/hack [1] available at communities.vmware.com.

[1] http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2103172-94260/vmware9_kernel35_patch.tar.bz2

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :
tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream
Karma Dorje (taaroa)
tags: removed: needs-upstream-testing
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Karma Dorje, thank you for testing the mainline kernel. Did this problem not occur in a release prior to Quantal?

summary: - general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP / vmware-vmx Tainted: G
+ general protection fault: 0000 [#1] SMP; RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa051321f>]
+ [<ffffffffa051321f>] HostIF_SafeRDMSR+0xf/0x30 [vmmon]
tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream-v3.7-rc2-raring
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

This issue affects >=vmware-player-5 >=vmware-workstation-9 and >=linux-3.5.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
description: updated
tags: removed: kernel-bug-exists-upstream kernel-bug-exists-upstream-v3.7-rc2-raring
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Karma Dorje (taaroa)
Changed in vmware-player (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "vmware3.5.patch" of this bug report has been identified as being a patch. The ubuntu-reviewers team has been subscribed to the bug report so that they can review the patch. In the event that this is in fact not a patch you can resolve this situation by removing the tag 'patch' from the bug report and editing the attachment so that it is not flagged as a patch. Additionally, if you are member of the ubuntu-reviewers team please also unsubscribe the team from this bug report.

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tags: added: patch
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

vmware-player is no longer offered through the Ubuntu repositories.
vmware-player (Ubuntu) -> Invalid

If a fix would land, it would have to come from either linux (Ubuntu), or VMWare directly due to the kernel patch you applied as per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1070837/comments/19 .

Changed in vmware-player (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Karma Dorje, regarding your comments https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vmware-player/+bug/1070837/comments/19 :
>"but I was able to run vmware under linux-3.5 after applying the kernel patch/hack [1] available at communities.vmware.com. [1] http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2103172-94260/vmware9_kernel35_patch.tar.bz2"

Is this a patch you applied, and afterwards hit the "general protection fault:..." or a patch that prevents the fault?

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

a patch that prevents the fault. without this patch I always get the fault.

description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: added: vmware
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z0l0s (rolandromero) wrote :

hello.
i had this issue, simply resolved by this patch.
thanks a lot

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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

Known Issues [1]

The vmmon module crashes the Linux kernel 3.5 due to an exception table changing
The vmmon module crashes the Linux kernel 3.5 due to exception table changing. Installing Workstation 9 with Linux kernel 3.5 causes the kernel to stop functioning.

[1] http://www.vmware.com/support/ws90/doc/workstation-90-release-notes.html#New_Bugs

Karma Dorje (taaroa)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Karma Dorje, this is not Fix Committed. For more on this please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status .

Thank you for your understanding.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Karma Dorje (taaroa) wrote :

Claude Giddey, please don't change the status without an explanation.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Karma Dorje, to maintain a respectful atmosphere, please follow the code of conduct - http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/conduct . Bug reports are handled by humans, the majority of whom are volunteers, so please bear this in mind.

As you are a member of Ubuntu Bug Squad, and signer of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, you should already be familiar with this.

Despite this, I initiated a Ubuntu Kernel team discussion about this bug report, which may be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2012-November/022661.html .

Thank you for your understanding.

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CSRedRat (csredrat) wrote :

Affected too.

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Numérigraphe (numerigraphe) wrote :

I used to meet this problem on Ubuntu Precise using an official backported kernel from Quantal (linux-image-generic-lts-quantal 3.5.0.24.31) and VMWare Workstation 9.0.0.
The problem was fixed by upgrading to VMWare Workstation 9.0.1, which officially supports Ubuntu Quantal.

So this a VMWare bug, and I'll mark this bug "invalid" for Ubuntu.
Lionel Sausin.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in linux (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → Invalid
Changed in linux (Fedora):
status: Invalid → New
status: New → Invalid
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