VirtualBox

Ticket #8008 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

UI Frozen on pause

Reported by: nim Owned by:
Priority: blocker Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

It's quite annoying. I did 'yum update' in guest Fedora. There was much disk activities while yum was installing updates.

I selected Pause from File menu and the UI froze that turned to a all-white window.

And it seemed the guest os was dead too because I saw no disk activities then.

Attachments

Logs.7z Download (22.8 KB) - added by nim 3 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Is there a VBox.log file from such a session available?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by nim

Note - I have encountered about 5-8 crashes and frozen condition for the last one year of using VirtualBox.

That's not bad.

But compared to commercial VMware and Microsoft Virtual PC, 5 times is bad - far from commercial quality.

BTW, I had 0 crashes on VMware and less than 3 crashes on VPC, for a period of more than 3 years.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Yes, but complaining does not help us identifying the bug. I still don't see the information I requested.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by nim

After I aborted the session, restarted and did 'yum update', I want to save the session. But the window froze again, completely unexpected because there was little activities inside the guest os.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by frank

I still would like to see the VBox.log file.

Changed 3 years ago by nim

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by nim

Get a frozen UI again.

Last line of log: 00:37:27.235 Changing the VM state from 'RUNNING' to 'SUSPENDING'.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by frank

In that case the guest most likely entered an ACPI sleep state. Disabling the guest power management will fix this issue. You can also prevent this behavior by doing the following:

VBoxManage setextradata VM_NAME \
  VBoxInternal/Devices/acpi/0/Config/ PowerS1Enabled 0

VBoxManage setextradata VM_NAME \
  VBoxInternal/Devices/acpi/0/Config/ PowerS4Enabled 0

The was a change in behavior with VBox 4.0.0 which will be reverted in the next maintenance release.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

The old 3.2.12 behavior should be back with VBox 4.0.4.

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