VirtualBox

Ticket #7832 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Unable to allocate and lock memory

Reported by: nfguide Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

VBox version is 3.2.12.

Host OS - Windows 2003 E x64 12GB host memory, 1.1GB used by host

client OS - debian 5.0.5, allocated 512MB, up and running

client OS - winxp-64, allocated 4GB, error - Unable to allocate and lock memory, reduce it to 3GB and same error, reduce it to 2GB and it boots and runs. All vbox directories are excluded from any virus scan. Had been running until Windows host was rebooted.

client OS - Oracle EntLnx 5/64, allocated 4GB, up and running.

Have rolled back to 3.2.10 and still same issue. Currently 8GB memory is available on the Windows host.

Attachments

wxp-64.zip Download (50.6 KB) - added by nfguide 3 years ago.
Logs
wxp-64_101216.zip Download (23.5 KB) - added by nfguide 3 years ago.
two log files.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by sandervl73

  • Cc nfguide@… removed

Without the VBox.log from such a session we can't say anything meaningful.

Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

Logs

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

See attached log files.

Upon review, please provide further instructions on additional information / data required.

Cheers, N

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by sandervl73

Well, you've got less than 4 GB free when you start the VM that needs 4 GB. I don't know why you think 8 GB is available.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by sandervl73

Out of the 4 logs one shows the failure you mentioned. The other VM sessions were indeed started with plenty of host memory free, but of course didn't fail either.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

Ok, so here is another attachment with two log files and screencam.

  1. Start up of Windows XP-64 with 2048MB of memory allocated - successful
  2. Start up of Windows XP-64 with 4096MB of memory allocated - unsuccessful

I may be REALLY stupid and overlooking something, so those with greater wisdom than I can point out the error or what I have overlooked, I would greatly appreciate.

Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

two log files.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

Video clip link is here;

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgUQFMAPWmI

Again host memory is 12GB.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by nfguide

So, based on responses, and ongoing testing, a Windows 2003-64 does not support Windows client OS's using more than 2GB of memory.

When will this be looked into and/or addressed? What else can I provide to get a resolution on this issue?

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