Ticket #10253 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Windows guests on Linux 64-bit host freezes intermittently

Reported by: steveatoracle Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8 Keywords: guest freeze cpu spike
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


I have an Oracle Linux 5.6 Linux 64-bit host with VirtualBox 4.1.8 The host details: 16 cores 140 GB ram Disc controller: Raid,etc. 1 - 1GB Ethernet connection (motherboard NIC)

Currently, I have 5 VM guests, 3 Windows 2008 64-bit and 2 OL 5.6 64-bit

The host is not heavily utilized at this point.

What I am seeing is in the Windows Guest OS (accessed via Remote Desktop), if I do any type of activity the requires networking (i.e. Open FireFox, copy files to a mapped network share, etc.), then I see the CPU for that particular VM spike to 100%+ for a period of time (it varies but 1-3 minutes) and the guest is unresponsive (I have tested Remote Desktop and directly via the console).

The Windows Guest are bridged using Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (Bridged adapter, eth1)

On the Linux Guest, I see similar, but the cpu spikes quickly and then drops within seconds.

I am not sure if the guest's are having a network contention issue on the host.

Each VM has a unique network MAC / hardware address

I am using the native VirtualBox Intel NICs

I see this behavior on a second Linux host with VirtualBox 4.1.6 as well and Windows 7 65-bit guests.

I have attached the VM log, I can provide whatever further debugging you require.


vbox-2012-02-07-18-30-42.log Download (44.7 KB) - added by steveatoracle 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by steveatoracle


comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

Known issue of the ICH9 chipset emulation. Please change it to PIIX3 in the VM settings, the ICH9 emulation isn't stable.

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