Ticket #4040 (closed defect: fixed)
VirtualBox becomes Zombie process, requiring Host hard-reset -> fixed in SVN/3.0.0 beta 2
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Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
When installing several VMs in parallel, VBox processes may stuck.
When this happens, all VBox processes becoming zombie processes without ability to get them killed. Windows Task manager did not help -- it refuses to kill VBox processes. I could not soft-restart or soft-shutdown host Windows either. Had to do hard-reset. When I press "kill task" in Task manager, the VM's GUI window disappears from Windows Desktop, but process continues to exist in Task Manager. (which I interpret as zombie process) Host OS & all apps continue to run, but becoming extremely slow, especially on Disk I/O operations.
Host: Windows XP SP2, Intel Core 2 Q6600 CPU, VBox 2.2.2. (VT-x enabled)
It happened with the following combos: (two VMs installed in parallel)
- Win2000 + Win 7 RC1 (32-bit)
- Fedora 9 and 10 (both 32-bit)
I don't see anything strange in VBox logs. But my understanding of them is imperfect.
comment:26 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73
- Summary changed from VirtualBox becomes Zombie process, requiring Host hard-reset to VirtualBox becomes Zombie process, requiring Host hard-reset -> fixed in SVN/3.0.0 beta 2