Ticket #5675 (closed defect: fixed)
Paused VM causes swap storm after 5-10 minutes
|Reported by:||dbharris||Owned by:|
This might be a little difficult to describe - if I'm not clear I apologise in advance and I'd be more than willing to follow-up with more information as requested.
Host: Linux 2.6.30, 2.6.31, 2.6.32 CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB swap Guest: Windows XP, fully up-to-date, Guest Additions installed
When I pause (Host+p) the VM, after about 5-10 minutes, the host starts swapping things out slowly but surely. After about 5 minutes, the machine is unusable and requires a hard reset. This happens consistently every time. Leaving the VM running doesn't cause this problem. Suspending the VM (closing it and saving state) doesn't have this problem. There's nothing unexpected in the logs.
Bluntly I expect it should be pretty easy to reproduce on similar hardware (it happened with VirtualBox 3.0.12 as well), but if any more information is required, please let me know.