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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] VirtualBox spamming syslog
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:44:07
Message-Id: 16106288.ztgcOnlx8o@peak
Hello list,

For quite a while now I've been getting messages like these in /var/log/
messages (I've omitted date, time and host):

kernel: vboxdrv: ffffffffa02aa020 VMMR0.r0
kernel: vboxdrv: ffffffffa03c6020 VBoxDDR0.r0
kernel: vboxpci: created IOMMU domain ffff8801d34d8a08

Altogether, in a 2740-line messages file I currently have 894 vboxpci 
entries and 792 vboxdrv. That's 60% of the total log messages, and an awful 
lot of wasted logging.

Two questions:
-  What is vbox trying to tell me?
-  Is there any way to stop this pointless logging?

VirtualBox is being used by some of my BOINC projects, which ship with their 
run-time code packaged into a vitrual machine so that the projects don't 
have to maintain lots of code bases.