VBoxSVC Process on Solaris may grow too large on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment (Doc ID 2184689.1)

Last updated on MAY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 4.2 to 4.2 [Release 4.0]
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - Version 3.5 to 3.5.2 [Release 3.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

A possible Memory Leak on VBoxSVC Process can happen with VirtualBox 4.2.37 r107673 (and earlier versions) when VirtualBox server is configured as Desktop Provider Host on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
It seem that this can happen only on Solaris platform and VirtualBox running on Linux platform is not affected.

Here's the typical behavior:

When VirtualBox services are started the VboxSVC process size is about 45M like in this example:

 

Changes

VirtualBox 4.2.37 r107673 and earlier versions running as VDI Desktop Provider Host on Solaris platform are affected.

Cause

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