On 7/14/21 8:23 PM, Jason Craig wrote:
On 7/14/2021 9:00, S. wrote:
First of all, many thanks to Larry Finger for all his hard work. It must be frustrating for him, but I really appreciate all his work at maintaining VirtualBox for openSUSE.
Second, I understand the issues with Oracle and their development process and attitude. If you can use something else besides VirtualBox as Larry suggests, then do it. But the problem is that most users still love VirtualBox. As the maintainer of the GeckoLinux spins, I can say from experience that the vast majority of users expect VirtualBox support, so although I hate it myself I basically have to deal with it and make sure it works. It would be nice if issues like this were considered as blocking issues so that new kernels don't appear in Tumbleweed until VirtualBox is known to work with them.
I do not support delaying the kernel for everyone just to accommodate Oracle's way of (not) doing things. Users of specific software that frequently breaks with new kernels should configure their system to keep an old kernel or two around, IMO.
The good news is that Oracle has created a patch that fixes the problem. It was just over an hour from the time their fix was published until I was building and testing a local version of VB.
The fix was pushed to OBS about 2 hours ago. It will take a few days for the fix to propagate through OBS, but when it does, all of you will have full VB capabilities on all kernels.
As for me, I can now get back to my regular life.