Ticket #8907 (new defect)
Shared folder memory leak
|Reported by:||fetz||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
I'm using VirtualBox 4.0.8 on an OS X 10.6.7 host with Ubuntu 11.04 as a guest operating system.
The bug involves shared folders and leaking memory. Whenever I have a folder mounted, memory is slowly consumed by VirtualBox. The memory shows up when I run 'top', but not as being used by a process, just that it's consumed by something that isn't internal to the guest OS. I can watch it consume more and more as time progresses. Typically if I develop for a few hours, walk away to get lunch and come back, sometime in between my guest OS starts to crash because it's out of memory.
I have attached a screenshot that is about 60 minutes of use after a reboot. All I have done is executed ant/javac a handful of times for development. If I leave it in this state and leave, when I come back the VirtualBox console will show out-of-memory errors and I'll have to restart it.