VirtualBox

Ticket #4387 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

SMP broken in VB 3.0

Reported by: nbi Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Windows XP 32 bit guest with 4 CPUs eventually crashes. There are no messages in /var/log/messages to indicate what the problem might be. If the guest is reconfigured for 1 CPU the problem goes away. HW is an Asus P6T Deluxe with i7 920. Virtualization is enabled in motherboard BIOS. OS is Debian Lenny 64 bit.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by nbi

Additional observations: XP is choppy, especially audio before crash occurs.

Tried a few additional things without success:

  1. Reduced number of guest CPUs to 2 (from 4). No benefit.
  2. Used 'taskset' to bind vbox session to 2 specific CPUs to reduce scheduler's CPU switching. No benefit.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Should be fixed or at least notably improved with 3.0.2.

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