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Guest machine is slooow!!! And guest clock sets to year 1970

PostPosted: 20. May 2008, 03:23
by davidlee010
Does anyone experience the same slowness? I'm running Mac Pro 8 core 2.8 Ghz for VB 1.6. I've got VB image created in 1.56 (on windows host), that I copied to my Mac to run under 1.6.

The guest machine is solaris 10. It starts up fine, I can start the guest machine. I can start ORACLE listener and database. I can also start JavaCAPS6.

I've allocated 2 GB of memory on the guest machine, and I have plenty available, but as simple of doing a clean build of a project seems to take 10 times longer than on Windows host.

And, intermittently, the guest clocks resets to January 1 of 1970!!!

Anyone seeing the same issues on a Mac host?

PostPosted: 20. May 2008, 12:08
by frank
There is a bug report (http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1572). Not sure if that solves your problem but make sure that no ntp service is running within the guest if you installed the guest additions (which provide a dedicated daemon for synchronizing the time between guest and host).

PostPosted: 21. May 2008, 21:41
by davidlee010
Thanks! I'm new to Solaris, is there a quick way of finding out NTP service is running? I did the default installation of Solaris 10.

PostPosted: 21. May 2008, 23:58
by bosbrucec
svcs -a|grep ntp
will show if it is enabled/running.

(this has nothing to do with Host OS)

I have hit this same problem though, and svc:/network/ntp is disabled.

I've hit it with OpenSolaris and Vista as Host OS, OpenSolaris (2008.05) as Guest (with additions).

(I see it as Dec 31 1969 because I am EDT, GMT-5 hrs)

The date problem persists across rebooting guest, but goes away when I completely shutdown (exit the VirtualBox VM) and then start the VM up again.

PostPosted: 22. May 2008, 03:02
by davidlee010
So I guess this is a know bug? I was told by VB guys at J1 that it was fixed in 1.6 release.

PostPosted: 22. May 2008, 03:03
by davidlee010
So another problem cause by this issue is that my ORACLE server dies because it detects invalid date!

Starting background process QMNC
QMNC started with pid=14, OS id=1183
Wed May 21 14:49:02 2008
Completed: ALTER DATABASE OPEN
Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 1969
Errors in file /export/home/mural/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/admin/orcl/bdump/orcl_mmon_1177.trc:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [kebm_mmon_main_1], [1513], [], [], [], [], [], []
ORA-01513: invalid current time returned by operating system
Wed Dec 31 16:00:02 1969
Errors in file /export/home/mural/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/admin/orcl/bdump/orcl_mman_1163.trc:
ORA-01513: invalid current time returned by operating system
Wed Dec 31 16:00:02 1969
MMAN: terminating instance due to error 1513
Instance terminated by MMAN, pid = 1163

/home/mural/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/admin/orcl/bdump

PostPosted: 22. May 2008, 16:36
by davidlee010
bosbrucec wrote:svcs -a|grep ntp
will show if it is enabled/running.

(this has nothing to do with Host OS)

I have hit this same problem though, and svc:/network/ntp is disabled.

I've hit it with OpenSolaris and Vista as Host OS, OpenSolaris (2008.05) as Guest (with additions).

(I see it as Dec 31 1969 because I am EDT, GMT-5 hrs)

The date problem persists across rebooting guest, but goes away when I completely shutdown (exit the VirtualBox VM) and then start the VM up again.



Was this on VB 1.6?

PostPosted: 23. May 2008, 05:53
by davidlee010
Here's another error message form SQLPLUS.

SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.2.0 - Production on Thu Jan 1 00:33:14 1970

Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle. All Rights Reserved.

Enter user-name: / as sysdba
Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> create user mdm_customer identify mdm_customer;
create user mdm_customer identify mdm_customer
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available


SQL> startup;

ORA-01513: invalid current time returned by operating system

PostPosted: 30. May 2008, 01:48
by davidlee010
Yes. 1.6

PostPosted: 6. Jun 2008, 15:19
by larryry
David, could you possiably clarify a few things for me as I am having similar issues.

The version 1.56 and 1.6 you talk about appear to be Visual Basic versions. Is this correct? I don't believe we have any VB code envolved so I doubt this is our issue.

What do you mean by guest? Are you running multiple operating systems on a single system?

Was you database running when the error occured? Or on startup? Ours was running and crashed with the error.

Have you been able to determine the root cause yet?

We are running Solaris on Sparc. SunOS sun1383 5.10 Generic_127111-09 sun4v sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-T200

Oracle version: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP and Data Mining options

What Solaris and Oracle versions are you running?

Thank you for any information you can supply

PostPosted: 6. Jun 2008, 15:43
by frank
The problem with jumping the time to 1970 should be solved in 1.6.2.

PostPosted: 10. Jun 2008, 23:52
by davidlee010
Yes. 1.6.2 did resolve the clock issue. My ORACLE server does not crash. Thanks!

PostPosted: 12. Jun 2008, 13:43
by larryry
Can you confirm what product the 1.6.2 is for?