Ticket #6819 (closed defect: duplicate)
virtualbox unable to allocate "handy pages" when lots of memory is available.
|Reported by:||vultaire||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.2.0||Keywords:||hostmemorylow handy|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
Sorry to be a bother. I work for oracle and use this as a tool for troubleshooting x86, oel, and other os issues. I am running a quad core phenom 955 am3 with 6 GB ddr3 memory(3x2). My host system is windows xp pro 64bit. When I run virtual box and the guests combined memory usage(not allocation) exceeds around 1 GB, I get a severity non-fatal error, with an error-id of HostMemoryLow. If I put 12 GB of ram in the system(2x4,2x2). I get the same error when the combined used memory in the guests exceeds a little over 3GB of ram. I have run memtest on the system multiple times. I can allocate the memory in vmware player and everything is happy. I love virtualbox - it works fine on my mac, but my mac doesn't have the horsepower of my desktop. This has been present since 3.1.4 at least. I have seen similar posts as well.