Opened 14 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#7943 closed defect (invalid)

VMM/Guest SMP: Very slow performance on over-commit

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Component: VMM/HWACCM Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Ramshankar Venkataraman)

Very slow performance when over-commit CPU.

Host = 1 CPU, Guest = 2 CPUs. (same happens with Host = 4 CPUs and guest with 8 CPUs)

Host: WinXP/32 and RHEL5/x64, Intel Core 2 Duo (2nd core disabled in BIOS), VBox 4.0.0

Guest: WinXP (problem happens even without GA)

Only one VM is running. XP boot takes longer than 20 minutes. I decided to kill VM.

-Technologov, 29.12.2010.

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Windows XP Unattended3-2010-12-15-09-00-34.log (46.8 KB ) - added by Technologov 14 years ago.
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Change History (3)

by Technologov, 14 years ago

VBox Log

comment:1 by Technologov, 13 years ago

Host: Win 7 x64 + Intel Core i7 2600K CPU + VBox 4.1.0_BETA1

Guest: Debian Linux 6.0 x64 + 8-way SMP

Guest workload: Compiling VirtualBox.

*Host* OS becomes extremely unresponsive, like soft-lockup effect.

$ kmk

Workaround is to limit task to available _physical_ cores:

$ kmk -j4

(Host OS no longer locks-up)


comment:2 by Ramshankar Venkataraman, 10 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

You're not supposed to overcommit CPUs. Anyway, you probably already know that by now. Closing.

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