virtualbox-dkms 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2: virtualbox kernel module failed to build [error: too many arguments to function ‘get_user_pages’]

Bug #1820426 reported by Helmut on 2019-03-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Unable to install virtualbox

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: virtualbox-dkms 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-143.169~14.04.2-generic 4.4.170
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-143-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.29
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 4.4.0-143-generic
Date: Sat Mar 16 20:38:24 2019
DuplicateSignature: dkms:virtualbox-dkms:4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2:/var/lib/dkms/virtualbox/4.3.36/build/vboxdrv/r0drv/linux/memobj-r0drv-linux.c:1039:29: error: too many arguments to function ‘get_user_pages’
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-02 (1444 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150219.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
PackageVersion: 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2
 dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.8
 apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.20
SourcePackage: virtualbox
Title: virtualbox-dkms 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2: virtualbox kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2019-02-01 (43 days ago)

Helmut (helmut-p) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
neuralnet (n3uraln3t) wrote :

I have the same problem building the virtualbox DKMS module with the 4.4.0-143-generic kernel. Working fine before the kernel upgrade. Purge/reinstall has not helped. It's the same for Virtualbox 5.2 & 6.0.

apt-get install virtualbox-5.0
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  amd64-microcode libgsoap4 libopus0 libvncserver0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/63.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 156 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox-5.0.
(Reading database ... 1710370 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../virtualbox-5.0_5.0.40-115130~Ubuntu~trusty_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking virtualbox-5.0 (5.0.40-115130~Ubuntu~trusty) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Setting up virtualbox-5.0 (5.0.40-115130~Ubuntu~trusty) ...
addgroup: The group `vboxusers' already exists as a system group. Exiting.
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules ...done.
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMSERROR: Cannot create report: [Errno 17] File exists: '/var/crash/virtualbox-5.0.0.crash'
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.4.0-143-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/vboxhost/5.0.40/build/make.log for more information.
  (Failed, trying without DKMS)
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed!
  (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)

neuralnet (n3uraln3t) wrote :


Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 1818049, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

summary: virtualbox-dkms 4.3.36-dfsg-1+deb8u1ubuntu1.14.04.2: virtualbox kernel
- module failed to build
+ module failed to build [error: too many arguments to function
+ ‘get_user_pages’]
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers