[arch-general] VirtualBox 6 on 4.20 - Anybody seeing guests become unresponsive after several hours?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Jan 4 02:28:05 UTC 2019

On 01/03/2019 12:52 PM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> Maybe check if the volume where your VM's disk is stored is running out of space?

Thanks DR, but still 379G free on /home, so it should have plenty of space. In
fact, none of the filesystems are low yet:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1         50G   21G   29G  42% /
/dev/md0        469M   96M  360M  22% /boot
/dev/md2        865G  486G  379G  57% /home
/dev/md4        2.7T  871G  1.9T  32% /home/data

I allocate 2-Core and 2G per-guest (on an 8-Core/32G host), so memory or
storage should be fine.

It does appear like the VM can't find its volume though. That would correspond
with the system not being able to launch 'ls' (or any command). It just sits
there running. What's strange is, as posted, the guests are not locked up,
they are running and I can close apps, shutdown Fluxbox or KDE, I just cannot
launch anything -- sort of like the filesystem is just disconnected so nothing
new can be launched (including systemctl poweroff)

Strange, I'll keep an eye on it, thanks to all for the feedback.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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