Ticket #6646 (closed defect: fixed)
memory leak if many smal files are written into a shared folder from linux guest
|Reported by:||emuh||Owned by:|
If many files are copied to a shared folder for the linux guest, memory usage is increasing until "out of memory".
Host: MacOSX Guest: Linux (Kernel 2.6.24)
If many files are copied to the shared folder form the guest a memory leak occurs.
Reproduce: Load vboxguest and vboxvfs modules. Mount shared folder. Create 10000 files with 0kB Size. Copy the files to the shared folder Memory increases about 5MB
I have tested it with different versions of VirtualBox (2.2.4, 3.0.2 and 3.1.6). All tested Versions seem to have the problem.
I also could reproduce the error with Windows as Host. So I think its a problem of the Linux-Guest addition.