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Bochs, plex86 and vmware (Was: Re: sid: libc6-2.2.5-4 kills vmware workstation 3.0)



On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 06:55:50PM +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
> ** On Mar 26, Mike Phillips scribbled:
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 05:16:03PM +0100 or sometime in the same epoch, Marek Habersack scribbled:
> > > It's some problem with the Debian libc, most probably. VMware fails
> > > comunication using the IPC mechanism (check out your VM log for the
> > > messages, or strace vmware as root) - I'm not sure what's the problem,
> > > though, yet.
> > 
> > Yep, I tracked it down with strace and the VM log. It almost looks
> > like a libc function may have been changed. It dies on a select
> > following two failed reads. The select returns saying data left in
> > filehandle #8, but the following read(8,0x81cb36c,24) returns EAGAIN.
> > 
> > The final line is:
> > 
> > select(9, [6 7 8], [], NULL, {1, 0}VMware PANIC: (ide0:0)
> > NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(831):688)
> > 
> > The code forks not much before this point and its not immediately
> > obvious where the program flow is. 
> Exactly... But it looks like a broken IPC handle or something... Also, did
> you notice that vmware ignores (how?) the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable?

You could try the free plex86 and/or bochs which are doing almost the
same things. They are even in Debian.

Jeroen Dekkers
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