Ticket #1984 (closed defect: worksforme)
Slow clock in VM in comparison to host => recompile kernel+vboxdrv
|Reported by:||Tatsh||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.4||Keywords:||clock, timer, os-neutral|
Gentoo is my distro, and I installed VirtualBox via emerge, upgrading from 1.6.2 to 1.6.4 in the process. I've rebooted several times since then and only today did I decide to run a VM again. vboxdrv is in my autoloaded modules and was working before with version 1.6.2. (I do not have an /etc/init.d/vboxdrv or vboxnet). I've tried re-emerging (and even emerge -C first) and then modprobing again but this does not have any effect. Also tried chowning the module to vboxusers group.
Basically, once the VM starts, the clock ticks slower than my normal computer clock. By the time a VM loads up, its time is lesser than my time and it is ticking slowly. The Windows XP time is always off and performance is spotty in comparison to before. The boot splash fades very slow, as well as the fade in of the BIOS text 'Press F12...'.
Log and kernel configuration are included.
This happened before with 1.6.2 but I messed around with the kernel configuration and VBox started working randomly again.
I describe it all here as well. http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=32844#32844
I'd appreciate any help with this. ~Tatsh