Running VMware6 on Feisty makes everything slow to a crawl

Dexter Filmore Dexter.Filmore at
Tue Jan 22 17:15:07 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 22 January 2008 01:14:23 Ahmed Osman wrote:
> Not necessarily. He reports that running vmware in slackware/debian run
> at a good speed, so I wouldn't say it's because it's a single-core.
> Plus the fact that it's a single-core doesn't really say much either,
> I've run vmware server on a 3Ghz P4 and had no trouble.
> If he were having trouble running vmware period, I would say that the
> single-core is probably a culprit.

fuser reports nothing. Will investigate. Maybe permissions thing? rtc seems to 
be created by udev, will peek into the rules.

About "single core" - VMware has been running alright for single cores for 
years simply because there were no multi cores....

To provide an image: in Slackware I had this running:
-Host: kaffeine decoding an MPEG-TS stream, KMail clogging up the RAM, Google 
Earth, Opera with Java (map24)
-guest (WinXP): Video conversion job

Well ok, you notice a slight delay switching apps, but still the system is 
rather smooth.
kaffeine alone plus vmware in Kub - box acts like a Pentium.

One thing that came to mind: had to patch up VMware with the any-any-patch to 
make it compile its modules gainst .20/.22.
Will try and apply that one to debian and see if it has an impact.

Version: 3.12
GCS d--(+)@ s-:+ a- C++++ UL++ P+>++ L+++>++++ E-- W++ N o? K-
w--(---) !O M+ V- PS+ PE Y++ PGP t++(---)@ 5 X+(++) R+(++) tv--(+)@ 
b++(+++) DI+++ D- G++ e* h>++ r* y?

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