Ticket #7353 (closed defect: duplicate)
The Virtual Machine has a serious memory leak when using NAT in OpenSolaris
|Reported by:||gu99roax||Owned by:|
When I set up a WinXP x64 system in Virtualbox to seed some files using uTorrent while monitoring the memory usage on the Opensolaris host (snv_b134) the memory usage kept growing until the system choked. The memory leakage stopped when I closed the bittorrent client. When I shut down the virtual machine, the memory usage returned to normal levels. The memory usage doesn't grow this way when I use bridged networking.
Other measures taken when troubleshooting while using NAT:
limiting maximum ZFS ARC : no effect disabling virtual IDE controller cache: no effect
My System: AMD based 4 core using Phenom II x4 with 4GB RAM with various ZFS based filesystems.