Ticket #266 (reopened enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 18 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 11 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 9 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 8 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 7 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 7 years ago by gabrielcossette

I agree, this feature would be very useful!

Please consider it :)

comment:6 Changed 3 years 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%.

comment:7 Changed 18 months ago by siro

Please add process priority as a VM setting. Applications for desktop computers should be well behaved, and VirtualBox is the only user app i've ever seen that doesn't let you set its process priority in any way. CPU cap is not a solution, like Windows 3.11/MS-DOS is not an OS.

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