PC-BSD 9.0 in VirtualBox

dweimer dweimer at dweimer.net
Fri Sep 28 13:01:25 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-28 07:03, Rares Aioanei wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:56:42 -0400
> Mike Jeays <mike.jeays at rogers.com> wrote:
>> I have been running PC-BSD 9.0 with the KDE interface in a 
>> VirtualBox
>> VM, and notice that it uses CPU resources when idle, driving up my
>> CPU temperature about 15 degrees on an otherwise idle machine. (It 
>> is
>> an Intel i5 quad four). Is this to be expected?
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> Yes.

Any chance the CPU load actually drops when you are doing something?  I 
remember some issues a while back with FreeBSD in VMware consuming 100% 
CPU when idle.  Possible this could be related.  The other thought would 
be screen savers, if you are running one in the VM, the VM has to use 
CPU to process the graphics, and that could be cause.  KDE itsefl does 
use a decent amount of memory, but while idle it shouldn't be stressing 
the CPU.

    Dean E. Weimer

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