[vbox-dev] Excessive load averages with nothing running.
alessandro.suardi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 15:53:51 UTC 2015
Linux bumps up load average by 1 for each process in D state - so the point here
is not that something is being used (it isn't), but why is
iprt-VBoxTscThr in D state?
Devs might find helpful a
$ ps auxww|grep iprt-VBoxTscThr
since that would should the kernel WCHAN where the thread is stuck.
On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Perry Halbert <phalbert at cox.net> wrote:
> Builds are done from SVN but the issue is also present in released V-5
> build. Linux is all I use so I can't tell you about Win or Mac.
> Issue with loads when no guests, VBoxsvc, or VBox manager are running, just
> the kernel modules active.
> with running vboxdrv modules
> uptime shows load average: 1.24, 1.18, 0.84
> show running services associated to VBox shows the following:
> ps -awx | grep V
> 13713 ? S< 0:00 [iprt-VBoxWQueue]
> 13717 ? D 0:00 [iprt-VBoxTscThr]
> After stopping vboxdrv modules
> load average: 0.11, 0.09, 0.16
> I have tried building without the new services plus a few more I thought
> might have been causing this, DnD, Crypt, Webservice, HIDPI, and SDL with
> the following in the LocalConfig.kmk but results were the same as with or
> VBOX_WITH_DRAG_AND_DROP =
> VBOX_WITH_PLUGIN_CRYPT =
> VBOX_WITH_WEBSERVICES =
> VBOX_WITH_WEBSERVICES_SSL =
> VBOX_GUI_WITH_HIDPI =
> VBOX_WITH_VBOXSDL =
> The loads with vboxdrv modules enabled ( default ) are constant and never go
> below at least 1.24 which seems a little excessive to me when nothing is
> actually being used. Any thoughts on the matter or advice on what to look
> vbox-dev mailing list
> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
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