Ticket #3950 (closed defect: obsolete)
Linux guest suffers high system CPU utilization
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When performing certain kinds of tasks within a Linux guest (in this instance specifically Gentoo) certain types of tasks cause the system CPU utilization to jump to very high levels, typicall >70% and often >90%. This seems most pronounced when doing things within portage that run shell scripts or python scripts. I am using the current guest additions. I have tried HZ at 100 and 1000. With and without apic, with and without smp. I get somewhat better performance with preemption set to server instead of the desktop models.