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FS#63990 - [virtualbox] virtualbox continuosly allocates memory until system halts

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Jamp (jamp) - Wednesday, 02 October 2019, 15:31 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Sunday, 18 October 2020, 18:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Christian Hesse (eworm)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



I am using the Virtualbox latest version with a WIN10 Guest. I gave 4Gb of RAM and 2 cpus to the VM . On the VM I run an application server and some other applications. My Linux laptop is an I5 and has 16Gb ram and 16Gb swap. After 2/3 days of usage the swap space on the host is all eaten up (the guest apps run fine within the assigned ram) and, if the guest is not shutdown timely, everything hangs and I am forced to turn off the pc.
I normally start the VM in headless mode and connect to it via RDP.

This is a very bad problem.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:

As described above.
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Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Sunday, 18 October 2020, 18:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Works for me
Additional comments about closing:  fixed upstream
Comment by Ivy Foster (escondida) - Friday, 11 October 2019, 20:10 GMT
jamp, have you reported this issue upstream?
Comment by Jamp (jamp) - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 09:54 GMT
not yet.. You mean I should, I think
Comment by Jamp (jamp) - Thursday, 24 October 2019, 17:01 GMT
I have to correct a bit what I wrote above. The increase of virtual memory allocation is rather sudden.
I installed a very useful program from AUR named earlyoom that terminates the VM beyond a certain threshold. At least I don't lose the control of the machine.
Comment by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Friday, 17 July 2020, 06:26 GMT
Is this still an issue with recent version?
Comment by Jamp (jamp) - Saturday, 17 October 2020, 21:52 GMT
NO more