Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1262617
virtualbox guest additions
Last modified: 2015-10-03 08:13:33 EDT
Description of problem: can't install virtualbox guest additions
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
2. mount additions
Actual results: systemctl vbox-add goes wild, memory is sucked up, systemd runs cpu to max
Expected results: successful 'starting guest additions'
There is no systemctl vbox-add.
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systemctl run wild
I apologize for not being able to remember the exact log but this shows the many forks that result in memory starvation. VM is given 2G RAM
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processes end but this one (7992) never completes
I kill this process and vbox additions continues. I have to do this several times.
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another vboxadd that starves
during this time systemd is running 100%
I think there is a problem. I may not have captured anything useful but any guidance in that is welcomed. Pls advise.
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the script to create the logs
still cannot install virtual box additions. increased VM memory to 4G.
root 7189 1932 0 08:22 pts/1 00:00:00 systemctl start vboxadd
rhender+ 7248 1732 0 08:29 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/sh ./chk_systemctl
rhender+ 7250 7248 0 08:29 pts/0 00:00:00 grep -i systemctl
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 3952 642 2861 9 448 3225
Swap: 1999 0 1999
Hi Richard! As I explained on IRC, this looks like a real problem, but likely not a problem in Fedora. vboxadd-service.service is coming from VirtualBox, not from anything in Fedora, and it seems like that's where the problem is.
I recommend you report this to wherever you got your VirtualBox from.
Thanks again for all's help. This is fixed in VirtualBox 5.0.6 re: their bug 14571