VirtualBox

Ticket #6447 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Guest freezes every 10 seconds or so in Ubuntu 9.10

Reported by: fernandoch Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

I am using Virtualbox 3.1.6 in Ubuntu 9.10

Any virtual machine I install keeps on freezing every 10 or 20 seconds. The guest freezes, not the host.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (47.4 KB) - added by fernandoch 4 years ago.
dmesg.txt Download (3.0 KB) - added by fernandoch 4 years ago.
dmesg of virtual machine
cpuinfo.txt Download (1.4 KB) - added by fernandoch 4 years ago.
host's cpuinfo
config-2.6.31-20-generic Download (108.8 KB) - added by fernandoch 4 years ago.
config-2.6.31-20-generic-pae Download (108.8 KB) - added by fernandoch 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Do you know if this is a regression, that is, did you ever install an older version of VBox and did you observe the same problem? Which host hardware is that?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

I had the same problem with version 3.1.6

What do you want to know about the hardware? It is an AMD...

Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

dmesg of virtual machine

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

Sorry, I meant that I had the same problem with version 3.1.4

Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

host's cpuinfo

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

I have fixed it by adding clocksource=acpi_pm to my kernel boot options, which means to /etc/default/grub inside GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

It did not fix it, the freezes are back and the errors in dmesg too.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Really strange and I have no idea. Does installing the guest additions into that guest change anything? Any chance to test another guest?

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

I finally found a solution. I was using a PAE kernel, and all the guests were having the same problem.

I installed the generic kernel in the host, and now virtualbox works fine.

Is it normal to have problems with PAE kernels and virtualbox?

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

Alhtough I have a laptop with PAE kernel and virtualbox works fine... Maybe it is the combination of PAE and AMD that does not work well...

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by frank

It is very unlikely that the PAE feature is the problem. Could you attach the kernel configs of both kernels to this defect?

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

What are the kernel configs?

comment:11 Changed 4 years ago by frank

That depends on your Linux distribution but this is usually the file /boot/config-KERNEL_VERSION.

Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

Changed 4 years ago by fernandoch

comment:12 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Still relevant with VBox 4.0.4?

comment:13 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

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