Ticket #5214 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

VirtualBox 3.0.8 WindowsXP guest aborts (crashes) on OS X 10.6.1 host

Reported by: BavarianGuy Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X


The WindowsXP VM runs for about 20 minutes and suddenly aborts.

The memory and virtual memory of the VM process rises up to
1.1 GB and 3.15 GB, although the VM is configured for 512 MB.
This happens after 20 minutes when I start applications in the VM.

Unfortunately, I can repeat this process all day long
(especially running VS 2005 in the VM leads to the memory consumption of the VM process).

It does not matter if VT-X / Nested Paging / PAE is turned on or off.
3D acceleration is not enabled.

The WindowsXP VM was stable until the recent upgrade:

Leopard -> Snow Leopard
VirtualBox 2.x -> 3.0.6 -> 3.0.8


VirtualBoxVM_2009-10-12-231606_localhost.crash Download (42.0 KB) - added by BavarianGuy 10 years ago.
consoleDump.txt Download (3.6 KB) - added by BavarianGuy 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by BavarianGuy

Changed 10 years ago by BavarianGuy

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by BavarianGuy

I could not create a core dump file.
The core dump method did not produce a file in "/cores",
just the output attached in "consoleDump.txt".

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by BavarianGuy

The aborts/crashes are not related to the one VM mentioned above.

I created a new Windows XP VM from scratch, used the default configuration,
installed some stuff, and VirtualBox also aborts it after roughly 20 minutes.

It seems to me that there is a memory leak in VirtualBox 3.0.8 for OS X:

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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

Duplicate of #5084.

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