[Novalug] Virtual box cpu usage
drwho at virtadpt.net
Fri Dec 12 09:27:26 EST 2008
Jon LaBadie wrote:
> Under Fedora 9 I have VirtualBox running
> a winXP pro session. I have few bkg procs
> running on winXP. If I'm not doing any
> windows tasks the task manager shows V low
> cpu usage. Yet in this "idle state", top on
> Fedora 9 shows VBox is using 30-35% of one
> core of my system.
> This is my first experience with VBox. Is
> this type of idle cpu usage typical?
It seems a little odd. I've been using VirtualBox for a couple of
months to test it out, and I've noticed that it tends to bounce between
4% and 19% of CPU utilization if you let the guest OS run on its own
(Windows XP SP2). I've also noticed that VirtualBox spikes to something
like 38% of CPU time about once every minute or so.
How much RAM do you have in your box? How many CPUs, and of what kind?
What revision of VirtualBox are you running?
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