Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#6189 closed defect (fixed)

Zombie state if disk full => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: wacher Owned by:
Component: VM control Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4
Keywords: save state Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


If you want to close your VM, but have not enough space to save machine state, the VM will be suspended. But you can't resume, can't close, can't do nothing. You have to kill the appropriate VirtualBox.exe process and VM will be 'aborted'.

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VBox.log.1 (51.6 KB ) - added by wacher 14 years ago.

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Change History (18)

by wacher, 14 years ago

Attachment: VBox.log.1 added

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Still relevant with VBox 4.0.4?

comment:2 by Nicolai Ehemann, 13 years ago

Of course this is still relevant. How should the problem have vanished? You could test this by yourself easily be starting a virtual machine, removing write permissions to the directory it is stored in, and then trying to stop it with saving state. More information can be found in #6232.

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4VirtualBox 4.0.4

Well, there were many changes in the related code between 3.1.4 and 4.0.4. Well, I just saw one reporter with VBox 3.2.10 so my question was indeed superfluous...

comment:4 by wacher, 13 years ago

The problem is still relevant in r71573.

comment:5 by wacher, 12 years ago

The problem is still relevant in 4.0.10 (see ticket #9180)

in reply to:  2 comment:6 by Daniele, 12 years ago

Happens to me with VirtualBox 4.1.0 on Ubuntu 64 bit Host / Windows XP 32bit Guest. I can provide logs if useful.

comment:7 by ilyail3, 12 years ago

Also active on Windows7 64bit host, can't we abort suspend, meaning leave the session as is?

comment:8 by Csq, 12 years ago

Bug still exists in 4.1.12

Why is this minor priority? One can easily lose data.

comment:9 by Nicolai Ehemann, 12 years ago

Especially as the fix should be pretty straightforward...

comment:10 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Patches are welcome. The fix isn't as easy as someone might expect. I think all we can do is to set the VM into a paused state, warn the user and allow him to free some disk space. I understand that the current behavior is annoying but on the other side, every modern operating system has a warning mechanism for low-disk space, therefore the user is warned before this can happen. Nevertheless we will work on a fix (as I said, useful patches can speed up this process).

comment:11 by wacher, 12 years ago

I don't know what kind of fix do you think, a notification is more than enough. No space? The VBox don't complete its job. OK. The the main problem is the "zombie state".

If I ran out of free space, okay, I understood, abort the current job, drop the incomplete .sav file. That would be fine, but now I lose control of VM.

comment:12 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Summary: Zombie state if disk fullZombie state if disk full => Fixed in SVN

Well, I think we fixed the behavior properly and the fix will be included in the next maintenance release.

comment:13 by wacher, 12 years ago

It would be great, thank you.

comment:14 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fix is part of VirtualBox 4.1.16.

comment:15 by Ivan Perez, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.8r75467, this error is still present. I can't find any way to resume or close the vm.

comment:16 by Ivan Perez, 11 years ago

(My apologies, misread the 4.1.16 for 4.1.6. Please, close the ticket, seeing as I can't do it myself.)

comment:17 by Frank Mehnert, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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