VirtualBox

Ticket #9717 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

Unable to restore from state saved with memory balloon active

Reported by: cb1 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4 Keywords: balloon pgm VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_LITTLE
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by klaus) (diff)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a VM, install an operating system that supports the VirtualBox Guest Additions (Windows, Linux)
  2. Install Guest Additions, Reboot guest
  3. VBoxManage controlvm [vnname] [balloon size]
    (any balloon size grater than zero causes the issue)
  4. Save the VM state
  5. Attempt to start the VM

Error message is Failed to load unit 'pgm' (VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_LITTLE).

Attachments

VBox.log Download (73.6 KB) - added by cb1 3 years ago.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by cb1

comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by Maakuth

I have a similar issue with at least 4.3.18 and 4.3.20 (Win8.1 x64 host, Linux x64 guest), albeit with different error message:

ERROR [COM]: aRC=E_FAIL (0x80004005) aIID={8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6} aComponent={Console} aText={Failed to load unit 'pgm' (VERR_INVALID_PARAMETER)}, preserve=false

See my  VBox.log. I'll try without large pages soon.

comment:2 Changed 4 months ago by klaus

  • Description modified (diff)

Disabling large pages should help: VBoxManage modifyvm "vmname" --largepages off

Most likely this happens only on host OSes where VirtualBox enables large page support by default, which is more or less Windows only.

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by Maakuth

Same problem with largepages off, there's another VBox.log in Gist.

comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by Maakuth

I confirmed that this issued doesn't happen if I reset balloon to 0. That serves as a workaround, one just has to remember to zero it before saving state.

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