VirtualBox

Ticket #13944 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VirtualBox hangs my computer

Reported by: szx Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.3.24
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description

I'm using VirtualBox on a Linux desktop machine to run Windows 8.1. It works pretty great except it often completely hangs the host machine so that I have nothing other to do than kill VirtualBox. Sometimes even killing it is impossible because my keyboard stops responding and I can't switch to the TTY, only hard reboot helps.

I think it might be freezing because of high disk usage (based on the LED on my computer's front panel). This seems to happen totally randomly, sometimes while the guest is still booting, other times when I'm editing something in Visual Studio (I have to use it for work).

My current host system is Fedora 21 (x86-64) but I had exactly the same problem on Ubuntu 14.04 with different versions of VirtualBox.

Attachments

VBoxSVC.log Download (8.9 KB) - added by szx 4 years ago.
VBox.log Download (106.6 KB) - added by szx 4 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Please attach a VBox.log file from such a VM session.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by szx

Sorry, I can't attach the log file as my hard drive eventually died a few days after I reported this bug, and I didn't install VirtualBox again after that. I guess it could be the reason why my system used to freeze so often.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Ok, in that case let's close this ticket. Please reopen if appropriate and provide a VBox.log file in that case.

Changed 4 years ago by szx

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by szx

I bought a new hard drive and this is happening again. I'm almost certain it only happens on my Windows 8.1 guest.

Also there doesn't seem to be a VBox.log file but I found VBoxSVC.log - is that it? Anyway, I attached that file.

Edit:

Found VBox.log, see it in attachments.

Last edited 4 years ago by szx (previous) (diff)

Changed 4 years ago by szx

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by szx

Got another crash - this time it ran out of memory, not sure if the same issue. Last 3 lines of dmesg say:

[18401.408977] Out of memory: Kill process 23279 (VirtualBox) score 593 or sacrifice child [18401.409015] Killed process 23279 (VirtualBox) total-vm:6095736kB, anon-rss:161204kB, file-rss:3446460kB [18401.527353] vboxnetflt: 6 out of 243978 packets were not sent (directed to host)

Version 0, edited 4 years ago by szx (next)

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by szx

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution worksforme deleted

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by szx

Sorry, I forgot to reopen this. Not sure if you were notified of my new comments, so here you go.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

What happens if you disable 3D in the VM settings? The error you observed (Out of memory) sounds rather like your host computer runs out of memory, either because you have too many applications open or if there is a memory leak. Do you run any memory-intensive application in parallel with VirtualBox?

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
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