Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#951 closed defect (fixed)

Sleeping threads/processes

Reported by: Even Larsen Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2
Keywords: Thread Process Task Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


Say I want to compile some software, it will start compiling for a while and then it will stop at some random point in the compile session. To get it working again I have to move the compile window or in some way interact with the thread that is running the compile. It looks like it "forget" the thread or something. This was just an example, it will almost always do this on some thread that work over time, like the windows installation, copy process, etc, etc.

Change History (6)

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 17 years ago

Which host system is this (OS, CPU)?

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by Even Larsen, 17 years ago

Replying to frank:

Which host system is this (OS, CPU)?

Oh, sorry forgot....

This is on Linux (Ubuntu 7.10), and the processor is (cat /proc/cpuinfo) AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+. Running in 32bit mode. The processor has got the AMD-V flag, the hardware virtualizing is enabled.


comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 17 years ago

Try to boot your host kernel with the option "nohz=off" (press ESC during Ubuntu boot and append that option to the kernel command line). To make sure you did it right, check /proc/cmdline if this option is contained there. Then start VirtualBox. Does that make any difference?

comment:4 by Even Larsen, 17 years ago

Looks like I am not able to reproduce the error. I had to reboot my linux because I had a hardware issue. After the reboot Virtualbox has been working flawlessly.

I have this geeky trust in my linux and that _NOTHING_ can go wrong with with it. This time it looks like it _WAS_ something with the kernel/xorg/kde/etc. Looks like I have to lower my expectations of my Linux distro and start to look at it like a peace of software ;). Sorry for the inconvenience.


comment:5 by xwisdom, 17 years ago

I got a similar behavior when using xcopy to copy files in a command line windows on windows XP sp2. After a time the copying process would pause and it's not until I open up the my computer window before it resumes.

comment:6 by Frank Mehnert, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

These problems should be gone with VirtualBox 1.6.x.

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