Ticket #7446 (closed defect: fixed)
Memory Leak 3.2.8 r64453 RHEL5 Host/XP Guest
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I've been able to reproduce what appears to be a memory leak in 3.2.8 with a 64-Bit Red Hat 5 Enterprise Server (Gnome) as a host and a Windows XP SP3 guest, although I experienced it with a 32-Bit Windows 7 guest as well but I didn't document it and I've kept it offline since more than one guest has made the host unusable.
Nothing special set up, the host has 8GB of memory and I've allocated 1GB to the guest, one bridged adapater, 20GB HDD, everything else is default. Both systems are fully patched/updated and no other applications are running.
Here are my findings:
VirtualBox Guest Not Running
5% in use by programs 5% in use by cache
Overnight 5% in use by programs 5% in use by cache
VirtualBox Running 1 Windows XP Guest
16% in use by programs 16% in use by cache
After 15 Minutes 16% in use by programs 27% in use by cache
After 2 Hours 16% in use by programs 33% in use by cache
Overnight 22% in use by programs 77% in use by cache
Basically, the system gets bogged down and so slow in responding, that I have to reboot both the guest and the host every morning to clear it out. If there's an easier way to do that in the meantime, please let me know!
Thanks, Don Earnest