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SubjectRe: File corruption when running VMware.
On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 05:30:37PM +0200, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 24 Apr 02 at 2:01, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Hong-Gunn Chew wrote:
> >
> > > I have a repeatable problem when running VMware workstation 3.00 and
> > > 3.01. The cause is still unknown, and could be VMware itself, the
> > > hardware or the kernel.
> >
> > If you can reproduce it without VMware or with only the
> > open source part of VMware (ie without any of the binary
> > only parts) we might have a chance of debugging it.
>
> Hi again,
> one of 2.4.x kernel images available in SuSE's 8.0 has patched&enabled
> support for page tables in high memory, and this quickly revealed
> incompatibility between VMware's vmmon page table handling and
> ptes above directly mapped range.
>
> So if you have >890MB of RAM and your kernel is compiled with support
> for pte in high memory, please stop using VMware, or reconfigure your
> kernel to not use pte in high memory (4GB config without pte-in-highmem
> is OK). Using pte-in-highmem with vmmon will cause kernel oopses and/or

passing to the kernel mem=850M in lilo at boot will be enough.

> memory corruption :-(
>
> If you do not have >890MB of memory, then reason for your memory corruption
> is still unknown to me.
> Best regards,
> Petr Vandrovec
> vandrove@vc.cvut.cz
>
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