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On 01/19/15 12:47, David Wolfskill wrote:
> [Please include me in responses; I've set Reply-To appropriately.
> dhw]
> 
> I am trying (for the first time) to get VirtualBox to work.  And
> when I select "Start" (using an image from a colleague who has run
> it successfully), I get a "VirtualBox - Error" pop-up window:
> 
> Failed to open a session for the virtual machines [Vmachine name
> here]
> 
> Failed to loaf VMMRO.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_SYMLINKS_ARE_NOT_PERMITTED).
[...]
> So: what must I do in order for VirtualBox to actually work?

I find it annoying too!  These so called "hardening" validations may
be useful for e.g. running it as a service but have little value on a
single user system that one do experiments on.

I have this custom patch on my own system.  It's probably useful if we
make a non-default compile time option for the port, too.

- --- src/VBox/HostDrivers/Support/SUPR3HardenedVerify.cpp.orig
2014-11-21 07:22:24.000000000 -0800
+++ src/VBox/HostDrivers/Support/SUPR3HardenedVerify.cpp        2015-01-19
13:25:33.967507747 -0800
@@ -1347,7 +1347,7 @@
 static int supR3HardenedVerifyFsObject(PCSUPR3HARDENEDFSOBJSTATE
pFsObjState, bool fDir, bool fRelaxed,
                                        const char *pszPath,
PRTERRINFO pErrInfo)
 {
- -#if defined(RT_OS_WINDOWS)
+#if 1
     /** @todo Windows hardening. */
     NOREF(pFsObjState); NOREF(fDir); NOREF(fRelaxed); NOREF(pszPath);
NOREF(pErrInfo);
     return VINF_SUCCESS;


Cheers,
- -- 
Xin LI <delp...@delphij.net>    https://www.delphij.net/
FreeBSD - The Power to Serve!           Live free or die
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