VirtualBox

Ticket #824 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

The VirtualBoxservice.exe uses 100% CPU in the Windows 2000Pro or XP Pro guest VM -> Fixed in 1.5.4

Reported by: Zebulon Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords: VirtualBoxservice.exe
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I had created a Windows 2000Pro and Windows XP Pro guest VM under a Windows XP Pro host - using VirtualBox 1.5.0

When VirtualBox 1.5.2 came out I uninstalled VirtualBox 1.5.0 - installed VirtualBox 1.5.2. Than I uninstalled the Guest Additions 1.5.0 in the guest and installed the guest additions 1.5.2.

Now I have the problem that often - not always - my CPU usage is 100% assigned to the VirtualBoxservice.exe in the guest system! Shocked

You can shut down the service and the guest still works but with normal CPU usage OR ...

Open the Services from the Windows Configuration in the guest, scroll through the list, close it again and suddenly the CPU load for the VirtualBoxservice.exe goes down to a normal level again. Strange behaviour Evil or Very Mad

But chances are still hight that CPU usage reaches again 100% later on.

I posted this in the forum first and so far at least one other user can confirm this.

Attachments

vboxclipb.zip Download (34.8 KB) - added by sunlover 6 years ago.
Existing files must be replaced with new ones. VBoxService.exe is for the guest c:\WINDOWS\system32, VBoxSharedClipboard.dll is for the host.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

From 826: There is a record in the forms under Windows Hosts that explains this problem.  http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=2380&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

The original problem was reported by someone else and is very similar to my problem.

The first time I start VBox I do not experience this problem but after shutting down my guest and then restarting I have the problem.

I am running Win XP as a host and Win XP as a guest. I initially was on 1.5.0 but have just upgraded to 1.5.2 for both host and additions.

The second time I bring up the guest, VBoxService.exe in the guest goes to 100% or basically maxes out the guest and then the host. If I try to copy a file from the guest to the share, nothing ever happens. It looks like the paste of the file to the share works but I never get the progress dialog showing the copy and also the file is not copied.

To get VBoxService.exe to stop using high cpu I can either cancel it or open the Windows services dialog and then close the dialog.

Changed 6 years ago by sunlover

Existing files must be replaced with new ones. VBoxService.exe is for the guest c:\WINDOWS\system32, VBoxSharedClipboard.dll is for the host.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by sunlover

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from The VirtualBoxservice.exe uses 100% CPU in the Windows 2000Pro or XP Pro guest VM to The VirtualBoxservice.exe uses 100% CPU in the Windows 2000Pro or XP Pro guest VM -> Fixed in 1.5.4

Fixed. I've attached relevant files, if someone need a quick fix. The fix will be in 1.5.4.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Well - it is not so fixed.

I see a lot of CPU usage bugs (duplicates?) - and I experience them myself, but rarely.

Bugs: #96 #290 #451 #456 #565 #642 #690 #751 #824 <-Main bug #877 #894 #1220 #1160

I believe there are 2 bugs: with XP guest (VirtualBoxservice) and Linux host (nohz tickless timer)

Anyone wants to sort it out and declare duplicates?

-Technologov

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

All these bugs except this one are a complete different story. The 100% CPU load of VBoxService was indeed fixed, it was related to the shared clipboard.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

OK, Frank, but can we organize those lots of CPU-related bugs somehow ?

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