Opened 14 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6204 closed defect (obsolete)

100% CPU Usage with Chrome (idling) and FF (idling on intense JS sites)

Reported by: Tomas Gutierrez Owned by:
Component: VMM Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4
Keywords: cpu, browsers, chrome, firefox Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

Hardware: HP Compaq 6910p )(Core duo) Host: Ubuntu 9.10 Guest: Win 7 Version: 3.1.4

CPU usage on both host and guest are minimal with no programs open. When either Chrome or Firefox are launched, one core on the host shows 100% utilization, while the guest task manager remains minimal. Usage returns to normal when browsers are closed.

The workaround is to open a secondary VM and run it idly along with the guest.

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Attachments (1)

Win7-2010-04-20-15-26-00.log (62.2 KB ) - added by Tomas Gutierrez 14 years ago.
Ubuntu 9.10 Host, Windows 7 Ultimate Guest

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Change History (8)

comment:1 by Tomas Gutierrez, 14 years ago

Update: Problem persists with latest GuestAddons installed.

comment:2 by Tiago Cavaleiro, 14 years ago

I'm also having the same issue. VirtualBox: 3.1.4-57640_Ubuntu_karmic

Host machine: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14-generic-pae #48-Ubuntu SMP CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - S 1400MHz

Top result (without dummy vm running):


2267 xpto 20 0 869m 832m 27m S 85.0 41.4 4274:46 VBoxHeadless

11345 xpto 20 0 2440 1120 884 R 0.3 0.1 0:01.80 top

Top result (also running dummy vm)


2267 xpto 20 0 869m 832m 27m S 2.7 41.4 4275:42 VBoxHeadless 1444 mysql 20 0 143m 4704 2552 S 0.3 0.2 18:28.93 mysqld

Guest Machine: Windows XP Pro SP3 Guest Additions: 3.1.4r57640 Processes: SQL Server + IIS working on machine with low use (CPU is almost idle)

by Tomas Gutierrez, 14 years ago

Ubuntu 9.10 Host, Windows 7 Ultimate Guest

comment:3 by Tomas Gutierrez, 14 years ago

Confirming this behavior is still present in 3.1.6. Attaching new log.

Environment: HP 6910p laptop (dual core), Ubuntu 9.10 64bit Host, Windows 7 32bit guest

Test case was the following: Start VM, start Chrome, launch gmail -> 1 core pegged at 100% | close Chrome, start FireFox, launch gmail -> 1 core pegged at 100% | close FireFox, start IE8, launch gmail -> no cores pegged

comment:4 by Sebastian Thürrschmidt, 14 years ago

I'm getting the exact same thing with VirtualBox 3.2, Ubuntu Lucid x64 host, Windows XP guest. CPU usage constantly at about 50 % (i.e. one of two cores maxed out) while Chrome is running in guest, even when it's showing only a blank page.

comment:5 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Component: otherVMM

comment:6 by John Whitley, 13 years ago

This issue has a workaround posted on SuperUser which solved this exact problem for me (w/ Ubuntu 10.04 host (10.10 as well) and Windows XP guest):

comment:7 by Frank Mehnert, 10 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed
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