Ticket #7187 (closed defect: fixed)
VirtualBox huge log file harvesting disk
|Reported by:||josejorgemx||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.2.6||Keywords:||big log files|
Using VirtualBox 3.2.6 r633112, Ubuntu 10.04 as host and Windows XP Professional as guest, I had problems starting a program (Mach3) inside Windows, I didn't open after three attempts but continued working with Firefox and other programs, after some time, I received an Ubuntu system message indicating my hard disk had very few available space, this surprised me since I was supposed to be using just 20 GB (for both Ubuntu and virtual WinXP) from my 160 GB disk. I forced VBox down and searched for the problem, I found four VBox log files in the Logs directory for my VM, two had sizes of 30 GB and 90 GB!
I'm not sure whether such a huge log file should be useful for debugging, but guess VBox could emit an alert when these logs grow too much so that the user can pay attention and take some actions before the host system becomes unresponsive.