Ticket #7187 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

VirtualBox huge log file harvesting disk

Reported by: josejorgemx Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords: big log files
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Of course this is a bug but I've not seen a similar report from someone else. Please have a look at the log file. I suspect that it contains some repeating lines.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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