[vbox-dev] Thanks for "artifical load" fix in 5.0.2. Will it be applied to 4.3.X?

Ramshankar ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Fri Aug 14 14:22:30 GMT 2015

On 08/14/2015 03:56 PM, Larry Finger wrote:
> I have recently become the VirtualBox maintainer for openSUSE. In
> https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939299, an openSUSE 13.2 user has
> reported the artificial load problem.
> I'm still learning whether this version should be ported to 13.2, or if it will
> stay with VB 4.3.X. If the latter case, will the D-state fix be applied to 4.3?
> At the moment, it is our only open bug for VB on 13.2.
> Thanks,
> Larry

VBox 4.3.x should not be affected by this problem.

The "iprt-VBoxTscThr" kernel thread is part of the new code for 
VirtualBox 5.0.x towards TSC-delta computations and that was the thread 
doing the uninterruptible sleep that caused artificially high load.


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