Ticket #266 (reopened enhancement)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Process priority selectable...

Reported by: jedie Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


The user should be able to set the process priority directly in the GUI :)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

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

Sorry, but I don't see why you can't use an external tool for that. Putting many (unnecessary) features in the GUI will make it hard to use.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by bughunter2

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

I think VirtualBox should provide the option to set the process priority so that you can choose to run every VirtualBox process by default with a low/high priority.

Also it'd be neat if VirtualBox could provide the option to automatically bump the priority a little bit when a guest has the keyboard/mouse focus.

@sandervl73: Your argument about using an external tool is good, but I think there is no tool that allows such things as described above.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by klaus

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

There are external tools for adjusting (or pre-setting) the process priority. For Windows check the Sysinternals tools (on the Microsoft website).

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by hgurol

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution wontfix deleted

vmware has an option to change the process priority for guests, both for their focused and un-focused states. While I dont care much about changing the priority for guest's un-focused state, which is also possible with external tools, I believe changing the process priority for the focused state is an important addition.

1- This is not possible with external tools. 2- This is not an unnecessary feature. 3- The argument about putting the feature in the GUI would make it hard to use is just plain weak.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by gabrielcossette

I agree, this feature would be very useful!

Please consider it :)

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by trueunited

Since it's impossible to adjust priority with external tools (such as by hand), could you make this feature 'happen'?

Just add a global setting, and a per-guest one, for Windows.
That's it. Virtualbox just kills my computer once CPU usage reaches 100%.

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