Jun 28, 2011 04:29:35 PM, jhell@DataIX.net wrote:
>> I got Vir= tualBox process in a strange state. It has the status
>>= shows by top as consuming 200% CPU for a very long time.
>> How i= s this possible and what does this mean? Process time stays
>= ;> TIME. kill -9 doesn't kill it.
>I would suppose= that because you stopped the clients frontend that
>backend has = not been notified and is doing its best to draw to the
>screen causin= g a high CPU usage.
(Sorry about quoting, it doesn't always work wel= l from the web
Most probably the process is running in an endle= ss loop in the
Where it got after entering the STOP state. = Remember, the signals
only after the process exits from th= e kernel mode to the user mode,
and so are the
scheduling states. While = it's in the kernel mode, you can't do
to it other than use the = kernel debugger.