Ticket #8840 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Timer problems with serial port

Reported by: HeavyThumper Owned by:
Priority: major Component: uart
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords: timer serial
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


I've had a long-standing issue with serial ports. Using an external modem connected to the Linux host's serial port, and a Windows XP VM configured to use the host device. The VM will run progressively slower after startup until it becomes unusable. Serial communications become unreliable after a few minutes. Checking the log finds a quantity of timer errors.

Two other virtual machines running simultanesouly on the same host, one a Linux, one a Windows, that do not have enabled serial ports, have no problems.


VBox.log Download (68.0 KB) - added by HeavyThumper 7 years ago.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by HeavyThumper


comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

This was fixed in VBox 4.0.4.

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