Ticket #8377 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Ubuntu guest cannot be allocated 3GB+ of memory on OS X host

Reported by: rholcombe Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X


Since upgrading to version 4.0+ (this issue occurs on 4.0.2 and 4.0.4) whenever the memory used by a guest operating system (I've only tried with Ubuntu) reaches about 2.9GB (regardless of the amount of memory configured), the virtual machine will crash with a 'Low Host Memory' error even if there is free memory available on the host.


VBox.log.2 Download (84.1 KB) - added by rholcombe 7 years ago.
Log file showing crash.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by rholcombe

Log file showing crash.

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Robert_L

Try to enable the 64 bit kernel version on your OS X host. When using the 32 bit kernel, you hit a memory allocation limit at about 2.5 GB per process.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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