Ah if only the source were up on github.
So I have this annoying problem with a set of VM images: every dump I look
at has the VERY DISCONCERTING warning from !vm that:
******* 427456 kernel stack PTE allocations have failed ******
where the large number of failures is variable, but the warning is always
There is no indication that these alleged failures are causing any problem
at all, but while root causing other real problems, various people see
that and decide that they need look no further.
If I break into a functioning vm with the debugger, same warning.
I've determined that all of the failures occur
between nt!ExpInitSystemPhase1 and nt!ExInitSystemPhase2. There are no
failures after nt!ExInitSystemPhase2 starts.
I'd love to be able to set a breakpoint on whatever counter is being
incremented that !vm is looking at, but I have no idea what that counter
is. Any clues?