Nexenta (OpenSolaris kernel) + VirtualBox [weird host crashes]

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Nexenta (OpenSolaris kernel) + VirtualBox [weird host crashes]

I don't suppose anyone has experienced any weird host crashes in Nexenta (host) using VirtualBox 3.0.x (in headless mode)?

It seems the host stays alive (I can even type text into the box if I have a keyboard hooked up) but it drops all user connections and network connections (so i can't ssh / ping it. I can't even log in using the direct keybaord connection).

Most infuriating as VMWare doesn't support OpenSolaris and I can't seem to get Xen running so I'm stuck with VBox
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showmount(1M)						  System Administration Commands					     showmount(1M)

showmount - show remote mounts SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/showmount [-ade] [hostname] DESCRIPTION
showmount lists the clients that have remotely mounted a filesystem from host. This information is maintained by the mountd(1M) server on host, and is saved across crashes in the file /etc/rmtab. The default value for host is the value returned by hostname(1). The showmount command does not display the names of NFS Version 4 clients. OPTIONS
-a Print all remote mounts in the format: hostname : directory where hostname is the name of the client, and directory is the root of the file system that has been mounted. -d List directories that have been remotely mounted by clients. -e Print the list of shared file systems. FILES
/etc/rmtab ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWnfscu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
hostname(1), mountd(1M), attributes(5) Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Basic Installations BUGS
If a client crashes, its entry will not be removed from the list of remote mounts on the server. SunOS 5.10 26 Oct 2004 showmount(1M)