VirtualBox

Ticket #9760 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

VirtualBox deadlocks host system while running guest.

Reported by: ScottMorris Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4 Keywords: crash, deadlock, thread
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

When I run a Guest OS, such as Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows 8 and even others, the OS will, at random, freeze. When I go to reset the VM that also fails. If I open up Process Explorer and kill the VirtualBox Process there is one thread left over which sits in a "Wait:WrResource" state. The longer the system is left with this thread in a deadlock the more the other programs on the host OS are affected. Also once VB has deadlocked, the GUI manager can't be opened anymore if it is closed.

I tried earlier versions of VirtualBox, all the way back to 3.2.12 and the problem exists in them as well. The best version seems to be 3.2.12 where the Guest will run for quite some time before experiencing this issue.

The only way to get rid of the deadlocked thread is to use forcefully reset the Host Machine, Windows cannot kill it.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Start VM
  2. Use it for a bit (Some times on boot too)
  3. It will lockup
  4. Try to reboot host and it will sit at the Shutdown Screen

Host
Windows 7 x64
Intel Core i7 2600K
8 GB RAM

Guest
Various OSs.

Forum post:  https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44944

Attachments

VirtualBox.Mini.7z Download (222.7 KB) - added by ScottMorris 3 years ago.
A mini memory dump of the process
VirtualBox Thread.PNG Download (85.5 KB) - added by ScottMorris 3 years ago.
The Offending thread this time around. It seems to not always be the same thread and will have different names.
VBox.log Download (72.1 KB) - added by ScottMorris 3 years ago.
Here is a log file that goes with the other files, from the same crash. Here the machine only ran for 2 minutes. I installed some software, hit reboot and it died.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ScottMorris

A mini memory dump of the process

Changed 3 years ago by ScottMorris

The Offending thread this time around. It seems to not always be the same thread and will have different names.

Changed 3 years ago by ScottMorris

Here is a log file that goes with the other files, from the same crash. Here the machine only ran for 2 minutes. I installed some software, hit reboot and it died.

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