[CentOS-virt] (no subject)
clint at screwtape.co.uk
Sun Dec 9 10:26:18 UTC 2012
I was running XP installed directly onto the CentOS 6.3 guest, and two problems occurred: 1) the guest ran like a dog, and 2) the host ran as many cores at 100% as I had cores in the guest.
Both problems were fixed by loading the virtio drivers for disk and network.
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On 8 Dec 2012, at 17:20, SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Zoltan Frombach <zoltan at frombach.com> wrote:
>> I've also heard that older versions of Windows don't put the CPU to
>> "idle mode" even when there is nothing to do. It is a known problem with
>> older Windows kernels.
> Windows 98 and the like don't idle. It requires software to help idle the CPU usage. So I've read - I believe a table on the libvirt site says Win98 is no longer possible.
>> Anyway, try to install the latest virtio drivers for Windows if you
>> don't already have.
> I have a WinXP Pro 32bit VM with virtio drivers and it runs just fine.
> I don't watch the load on it, so I don't know if its CPU goes idle. I'll have to take a peek at it next week.
> Is the OP absolutely certain that there is no process running that would consume that small amount of CPU? I'd be more concerned if the usage was 10% or greater when the system _should_ be idle.
>> On 12/7/2012 9:18 PM, Robert Dinse wrote:
>> > About the only thing you can do is not run Windows, or at least that
>> > version, XP does the same thing, continuouslys spins the CPU when there aren't
>> > any user processes using time. I've heard this is resolved in Windows-7 but
>> > haven't tried it personally.
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>> > On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Shawn Everett wrote:
>> >> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 12:02:14 -0800
>> >> From: Shawn Everett <shawn at tandac.com>
>> >> Reply-To: Discussion about the virtualization on CentOS
>> > <centos-virt at centos.org>
>> >> To: centos-virt at centos.org
>> >> Subject: [CentOS-virt] (no subject)
>> >> Hi All,
>> >> I have recently installed CentOS 6.3 with QEMU+KVM for Virtualization.
>> >> I have successfully created a Windows 2003 VM with 4GB of RAM. The host
>> >> server is an HP ML350 G8 with 24GB RAM and 24 cores. Details of one of
>> >> the cores is shown below:
>> >> processor : 23
>> >> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
>> >> cpu family : 6
>> >> model : 45
>> >> model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
>> >> stepping : 7
>> >> cpu MHz : 1200.000
>> >> cache size : 15360 KB
>> >> physical id : 1
>> >> siblings : 12
>> >> core id : 5
>> >> cpu cores : 6
>> >> apicid : 43
>> >> initial apicid : 43
>> >> fpu : yes
>> >> fpu_exception : yes
>> >> cpuid level : 13
>> >> wp : yes
>> >> flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca
>> >> cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx
>> >> pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology
>> >> nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2
>> >> ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes xsave avx lahf_lm
>> >> ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
>> >> bogomips : 3989.86
>> >> clflush size : 64
>> >> cache_alignment : 64
>> >> address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
>> >> power management:
>> >> On an otherwise completely idle system I've noticed the load to be 1.0 to
>> >> 1.5 range. Running "top" shows the culprit to be: qemu-kvm.
>> >> Is this normal behavior? I would have expected the load to be pretty light.
>> >> Stopping the VM restores the load to normal once again.
>> >> Is there anything I can do to reduce the load?
>> >> Shawn
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