[vbox-dev] Memory leak

Magnus Ekhall koma at lysator.liu.se
Sat Jun 26 12:12:10 PDT 2010


Hi,

Is it possible that there is a memory leak in VirtualBox 3.2.6?

I just upgraded to Oracle VB 3.2.6 from Sun VB 3.something and now my
host (Ubuntu linux) is running out of memory after about half a day of
running a guest.

The guest is running ubuntu linux as well.

I think I found a way to reproduce it.

Create a new virtual box and install ubuntu linux on it.

Install all updates and the latest guest additions.

Install Freenet on the guest machine. Freenet uses a lot of CPU, network
and file access. This seems to trigger the bug.

With this setup my host loses between 2 and 5 MB per minute. This
eventually fills up the swap and then it's goodbye...

I did not have this behavior with the older version of VB.

Anyone else got this?

Regards,
Magnus






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