Ticket #3136 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

VBoxSVC consumes 100% CPU if dbus is missing -> fixed in SVN

Reported by: costing Owned by:
Component: host support Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2
Keywords: VBoxSVC 100% CPU dbus missing Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux


On a Ubuntu 8.10 Server 64bit installation, without dbus package installed, VBoxSVC consumes 100% cpu trying to talk to the dbus daemon.

The Ubuntu package for VirtualBox should have dbus as dependency or at least as recommended if this behavior is expected.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to host support
  • Guest type changed from Linux to other

Confirmed. This is a bug.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by frank

  • priority changed from major to critical

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from VBoxSVC consumes 100% CPU if dbus is missing to VBoxSVC consumes 100% CPU if dbus is missing -> fixed in SVN

This should be fixed in SVN.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by bhamail

I've been trying to post a question on the forums about this bug in 2.1.2 for the past couple of days. I've even tried getting the forum to send me my password, but the forum login keeps saying:

Sorry, but your password cannot be retrieved because your account is currently inactive. Please contact the forum administrator for more information.

I really hate to post this here, but there is no email address I could find for the "forum admin". Can anyone tell me where to email to get my forum account reactivated? (Please reply to bha <at>

That said, are there any short term workarounds for this bug?. I'm seeing 100% cpu usage by VBoxSVC on Linux ubuntusrv 2.6.24-23-server #1 SMP running on 32-bit as well. (So the bug reported above appears on 32-bit (i686) arch as well). Also, dbus is installed on this system, so I'm not certain these are really the same bug...

Thanks, Dan

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by michael

Did you also install hal? It turned out that when hal is missing that also triggered the bug (also fixed in SVN). I will forward the above to one of the forum administrators, and in the meantime feel free to ask about the bug here, since that is the subject of this ticket.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by frank

bhamail, I've activated your forum account. Maybe there was a problem sending you the confirmation E-mail. Please try to login.

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by bhamail

My forum account is working. Thanks!

PS: You might want to put the forum admin email address somewhere on the forum (I looked really hard, but couldn't find it...).

PPS: I think I was mistaken - it appears neither dbus nor hal are installed on my Ubuntu server. I am at least sure of the architecture: i686 ;)

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by frank

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

Fixed in 2.1.4.

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