Ticket #82 (closed defect: fixed)
VBoxVRDP process eating lots of memory
|Reported by:||rpc||Owned by:||frank|
I have recently upgraded to 1.3.4 and i can see that there is something wrong with memory usage on one of my VMs. It's Windows XP guest with 256MB of ram running headless on Etch host with VRDP on. With 1.3.2 i have never seen the VBoxVRDP using more than defined mem size for guest plus 10-15% max (libs and so on). I just saw output from top that got me frozen:
2654 rpc 15 0 906m 875m 3736 S 38 43.2 287:15.45 VBoxVRDP
The process no. 2654 is VBoxVRDP running that XP guest with 256MB of ram. As you can see it is using 875MB of ram right now and that's after ~12h since the VM was started.
It has never happened with 1.3.2 which i was running for several weeks and the total mem usage for that machine never exceeded 300-320MB. Also nothing has changed on the host as for kernel version/options, etc. I will be happy to help you track this bug down in any way i can. Please let me know what additional info you might require.