pausing vm releases memory?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by hw3, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. hw3

    hw3

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    According to the help page, "Pausing a virtual machine releases the resources, such as RAM and CPU, currently used by this virtual machine". After pausing, I indeed noticed the cpu% dropping, according to activity monitor. However, memory seems not released. What did I do wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Anna Pichueva

    Anna Pichueva Parallels Team

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    Hello, could you please check what does Activity Monitor say? Just start the Activity monitor and the virtual machine and check how much memory does the 'prl_vm_app' use, after it stop the virtual machine and check with the Activity Monitor how much memory does Parallels take.
     
  3. hw3

    hw3

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    I assigned 512mb to the vm. Before I pause VM, prl_vm_app uses 528mb (according to activity monitor). After I pause, the process still uses 528mb (didn't release). That's why I asked the question at the first place. Thanks.
     
  4. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    Memory will be swapped to disk by Mac OS memory manager, not by software itself
     

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