Hanging NetBSD-current in Parallels (and how to fix it) (Updated)
Trying to catch up with -current, I've downloaded a recent
boot.iso file, and booted it in Parallels, just to find out
that both the "normal" install kernel as well as the "nbnoacpi"
kernel hang after a few lines of output.
Jared McNeill pointed out that disabling the VT-x CPU extension
in Parallels, things work:
And so it does!
Jared adds that if VT-x support is desired
(as it makes a huge difference in performance), one can comment
out everything in the x86_patch function in src/sys/arch/x86/x86/patch.c,
and build a custom kernel. I guess there's some more integration work
down that road.
(Or some bugfixing in Parallels? I've tried Parallels 2, Build 3212;
no idea if the problem is gone in Parallels 3, I don't want to buy
Update: George Michaelson telle me that the problem
also exists with Parallels 3 on Leopart (I'm using Tiger).