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Re: DragonFly hung up in Vmware

To: David Cuthbert <dacut@xxxxxxxxx>
From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 18:35:13 +0000
Cc: a1rsupp1y <airsupply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

David Cuthbert wrote:
a1rsupp1y wrote:

i install DragonFly in vmware, and at install stage,it will sudden hung up, dont know why, i have to reboot and reinstall. after reboot and reinstall 3 times, i install it ok. and at cvsup phase,it hung up again, then i try ssh login, it's ok, i can remote login. and can control it again. but i can't control through console. i dont know if it's a bug.

This is a bug in VMware on Linux (possibly Windows, too), triggered by something unusual DragonFly is doing. I've seen it on both 4.0.2 and 4.0.5.

Basically, VMware's console becomes extremely sluggish -- it can take minutes for keypresses to register or output to update. I've managed to reboot VMware under such a circumstance, and the slugishness continues into the boot phase and BIOS setup screen, which pretty much nails it as a VMware bug.

I've been chasing what in DF causes this for a couple weeks now, but to no avail.

I can give you a head start; I have been seeing this same slugishness bug in FreeBSD 5.x (build 4460 of vmware-4). One thing that I blame is the new boot code. If you replace it with the old boot code, effectively the 4.x one, then the issue with keypresses and screen output slugishness will most probably disappear for you too.

	On that note, I am going to download the latest shareware of
	VMWare and test out this problem, as currently I am running
	build 4460.


		Hiten Pandya (hmp at backplane.com)

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