Ticket #12072 (closed defect: fixed)
VBoxService.exe slowly eats up RAM => Fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||ada101||Owned by:|
I have a Windows 2000 virtual machine that I use as a server for a couple things and I find that the executable "VBoxService.exe" slowly rises in RAM usage. As you can see in the attached screenshot, "VBoxService.exe" has been running for nearly 19 days (due to the fact that I had to restart the VM after 25 days for the same issue) and VBoxService is using 386mb! I only have 512mb of RAM allocated to the VM so, as you can imagine, the last time it was up, the server was running quite slowly. My guess is that Shared Folders may be caching to the process and not being released as I use Shared Folders for the FTP on this machine.
A dodgy fix for this problem is to just go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services and right-click "VBoxService.exe" and choose "Restart", but this is an inconvenience.
comment:17 Changed 18 months ago by frank
- Summary changed from VBoxService.exe slowly eats up RAM to VBoxService.exe slowly eats up RAM => Fixed in SVN