- From: Mike Meyer <mwm@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:11:41 -0400
I just set up a system designed to handle lots of VBox VM's: a 6-core
SandyBridge processor with 32GB of ram on a FreeBSD 8.3-STABLE host.
Unfortunately, once I got it set up, I found that VBox guest
performance simply sucks. The *mouse* isn't responsive. Linux guests
see lots of "CPU Locked" errors.
Googling turns up lots of problems with VBox on SandyBridge: Mac's
running on 64 bit kernels have this problem - running on 32 bit
kernels helps. Turning off Intel's SpeedStep has been reported to
help. Turning off VT-X in the guest - if it's a 32-bit guest -
helps. The last one is the only one that actually helped me.
I was wondering if anyone here had run into and solved similar
problems? Or if they were running a similar system, and didn't run
into that problem? Especially anyone running 9.0 instead of 8.X!
Mike Meyer <mwm@xxxxxxxxx> http://www.mired.org/
Independent Software developer/SCM consultant, email for more information.
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