prl_vm_app yomping all my cpu time

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by ichi, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. DaTa

    DaTa

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  2. Ed Stembridge

    Ed Stembridge Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the tip - I had already done this, and really didn't notice any difference. I suspect WinXP had already had time to do it on its own.

    es
     
  3. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    stembre
    Could you create ticket in support we can check situation?
     
  4. Ed Stembridge

    Ed Stembridge Bit Poster

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    Already did, John, and other than telling me all the tips posted in the KB, they were unable to suggest anything else that would improve performance. I think this is a case where my expectations (based on the "50% faster" claim for PD4) were higher than the reality (about the same or maybe slightly faster than PD3).

    es
     
  5. friskythecat

    friskythecat

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    I have the same issue. Here's the output of the command:

    Performance Counters View Utility v4.0.3810.351321
    Copyright 2009 Parallels, Inc.

    Microsoft Windows XP - 12:07:38 +10 sec
    kernel.ide.irqs 236188
    kernel.usb.ehc.irqs 0
    kernel.usb.uhc.irqs 2
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.idle_percent 1
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_mcs 9021
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu0.async_thr_activate 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_vtx 26
    kernel.vcpu0.hardware_interrupt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.irq_process 102377
    kernel.vcpu0.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host 17
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host_switch 17
    kernel.vcpu0.pic.setintrequest 214823
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest 38768
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.vtx_interrupth 1762249
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.idle_percent 2
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_mcs 8042
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu1.async_thr_activate 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_vtx 22
    kernel.vcpu1.hardware_interrupt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.irq_process 96052
    kernel.vcpu1.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host 8
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host_switch 8
    kernel.vcpu1.pic.setintrequest 95943
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest 131890
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.vtx_interrupth 1760891
    kernel.ws.effective 0
    kernel.ws.pagein 0
    kernel.ws.pageout 0
    kernel.ws.pages 108456
    net.nic0.activate 0
    net.nic0.bcast_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_out 0
    net.nic0.mcast_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_dropped_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_out 0
    net.nic0.pkts_in 0
    net.nic0.pkts_out 0
    net.nic0.send_buffer_notifications 0
    video.frames 0
    disp_server - 12:07:38 +10 sec
    mgmt.commands 0
    mgmt.error_commands 0
    Microsoft Windows XP - 12:07:48 +10 sec
    devices.ide0.aligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.fsync 0
    devices.ide0.new_blocks_created 0
    devices.ide0.read_requests 1475
    devices.ide0.read_total 78626816
    devices.ide0.unaligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.write_requests 0
    devices.ide0.write_total 0
    devices.ide2.aligned_writes 0
    devices.ide2.fsync 0
    devices.ide2.new_blocks_created 0
    devices.ide2.read_requests 0
    devices.ide2.read_total 0
    devices.ide2.unaligned_writes 0
    devices.ide2.write_requests 0
    devices.ide2.write_total 0
    devices.usb.ehci.activity 0
    devices.usb.ehci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.ehci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.ehci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.aa 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.flr 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.int 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.pcd 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.ue 0
    devices.usb.uhci.activity 0
    devices.usb.uhci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.uhci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.uhci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.uhci.vcpusignal.total 0
    kernel.ide.irqs 237693
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_change 705
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_flushtlb 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_write 705
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.genexc 16
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.pagefault 5842
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.prot 5629
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.success 196
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.wmapped 1
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_change 3211
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_flushtlb 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_write 3211
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.genexc 48
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.pagefault 869
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.prot 658
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.success 163
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.wmapped 0
    kernel.usb.ehc.irqs 0
    kernel.usb.uhc.irqs 2
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.idle_percent 1
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_mcs 9424218
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu0.async_thr_activate 38
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_vtx 57459
    kernel.vcpu0.hardware_interrupt 555
    kernel.vcpu0.irq_process 103144
    kernel.vcpu0.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host 15347
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host_switch 15347
    kernel.vcpu0.pic.setintrequest 216426
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest 38794
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.vtx_interrupth 1782639
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.idle_percent 1
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_mcs 9445734
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu1.async_thr_activate 1457
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_vtx 47635
    kernel.vcpu1.hardware_interrupt 505
    kernel.vcpu1.irq_process 96786
    kernel.vcpu1.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host 16869
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host_switch 16869
    kernel.vcpu1.pic.setintrequest 96671
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest 131940
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.vtx_interrupth 1781699
    kernel.ws.effective 0
    kernel.ws.pagein 66
    kernel.ws.pageout 0
    kernel.ws.pages 108522
    net.nic0.activate 0
    net.nic0.bcast_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_in

    After this, the command hangs forever so I killed it.
     
  6. friskythecat

    friskythecat

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    Fixed it!

    All I did was go into the device manager and uninstall the driver for both processors (dual-core machine). Windows then installed new drivers for both cores and the CPU went back down to normal.

    Good luck to the rest of you :)
     
  7. cybertubby

    cybertubby

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    Good news!
    Can you describe which drivers you uninstalled?
    And did they get reinstalled automatically on reboot of the VM?
     
  8. eread

    eread

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    He told you. In the device manager is one item per processor. Right click on that and select uninstall. Reboot.
     
  9. cybertubby

    cybertubby

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    To clarify: The question for friskythecat is, within the Device Manager, under "System Devices",
    I see "Parallels paravirtualization driver" and "Parallels Tool Device".
    Am I looking in the right place, and at the right drivers, or is it some other driver that should be uninstalled
    or updated, such as the Intel CPU driver under "Processors"? There's no yellow triangle in sight.

    prl_vm_app has been OK lately, but sometimes hogs CPU dramatically, so saith the Activity Monitor.
     
  10. eread

    eread

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    People are talking about the one under Processors. I haven't done because I have had no yellow triangles and because the December build fixed my problems. It can't hurt to try though.
     
  11. Chris von Rabenau

    Chris von Rabenau Bit Poster

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    prl_perf_ctl -a -l 10 Output:

    Below, as requested, is the output from the prl_perf_ctl -a -l 10 command during 99% CPU usage.

    Settings for my MacBook Pro ( 2.53 Ghz Core2 Duo, 4GB RAM) are:

    Adaptive Hypervisor enabled
    Optimized for VM
    Optimized for better performance
    Number of CPUs: 2
    Hardware virtualization : Intel VT-x
    RAM: 1.5 GB


    Christof-NCGA-2:~ chrisvon$ prl_perf_ctl -a -l 10
    Performance Counters View Utility v4.0.3810.351321
    Copyright 2009 Parallels, Inc.

    My Boot Camp - 12:17:28 +10 sec
    devices.ide0.aligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.fsync 0
    devices.ide0.new_blocks_created 0
    devices.ide0.read_requests 0
    devices.ide0.read_total 0
    devices.ide0.unaligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.write_requests 0
    devices.ide0.write_total 0
    devices.usb.ehci.activity 0
    devices.usb.ehci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.ehci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.ehci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.aa 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.flr 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.int 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.pcd 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.ue 0
    devices.usb.uhci.activity 0
    devices.usb.uhci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.uhci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.uhci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.uhci.vcpusignal.total 0
    kernel.ide.irqs 120140
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_change 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_flushtlb 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_write 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.genexc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.pagefault 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.prot 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.success 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.wmapped 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_change 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_flushtlb 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.cr3_write 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.genexc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.pagefault 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.prot 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.success 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu1.pf.wmapped 0
    kernel.usb.ehc.irqs 0
    kernel.usb.uhc.irqs 6
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.idle_percent 85
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_mcs 17
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu0.async_thr_activate 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_vtx 0
    kernel.vcpu0.hardware_interrupt 1
    kernel.vcpu0.irq_process 50314
    kernel.vcpu0.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host 1
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host_switch 1
    kernel.vcpu0.pic.setintrequest 177137
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest 147298
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.vtx_interrupth 846387
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.idle_percent 81
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.mon_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu1.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu1.async_thr_activate 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu1.guest_switch_vtx 0
    kernel.vcpu1.hardware_interrupt 0
    kernel.vcpu1.irq_process 41473
    kernel.vcpu1.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host 0
    kernel.vcpu1.mon_ret_to_host_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu1.pic.setintrequest 40416
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest 150225
    kernel.vcpu1.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu1.vtx_interrupth 834368
    kernel.ws.effective 0
    kernel.ws.pagein 0
    kernel.ws.pageout 0
    kernel.ws.pages 149893
    net.nic0.activate 0
    net.nic0.bcast_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_out 0
    net.nic0.mcast_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_dropped_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_out 0
    net.nic0.pkts_in 0
    net.nic0.pkts_out 0
    net.nic0.send_buffer_notifications 0
    video.frames 0
    disp_server - 12:17:28 +10 sec
    mgmt.commands 0
    mgmt.error_commands 0
     
  12. grayloon

    grayloon Bit Poster

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    Add me to the list of affected users.

    Performance Counters View Utility v4.0.3810.237520
    Copyright 2008 Parallels, Inc.

    Microsoft Windows XP - 13:01:45 +10 sec
    devices.ide0.aligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.fsync 0
    devices.ide0.new_blocks_created 0
    devices.ide0.read_requests 0
    devices.ide0.read_total 0
    devices.ide0.unaligned_writes 0
    devices.ide0.write_requests 0
    devices.ide0.write_total 0
    devices.usb.ehci.activity 0
    devices.usb.ehci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.ehci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.ehci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.aa 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.flr 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.int 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.pcd 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.ue 0
    devices.usb.uhci.activity 0
    devices.usb.uhci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.uhci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.uhci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.uhci.vcpusignal.total 0
    kernel.ide.irqs 155085
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_change 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_flushtlb 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_write 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.genexc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.pagefault 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.prot 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.success 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.wmapped 0
    kernel.usb.ehc.irqs 0
    kernel.usb.uhc.irqs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.idle_percent 94
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_artloop_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.quest_acpi_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 0
    kernel.vcpu0.async_thr_activate 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_vtx 0
    kernel.vcpu0.hardware_interrupt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.irq_process 175187
    kernel.vcpu0.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.pic.setintrequest 12651956
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest 192089
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.vtx_interrupth 996082
    kernel.ws.effective 0
    kernel.ws.pagein 0
    kernel.ws.pageout 0
    kernel.ws.pages 114211
    net.nic0.activate 0
    net.nic0.bcast_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_in 0
    net.nic0.bytes_out 0
    net.nic0.mcast_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_dropped_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_out 0
    net.nic0.pkts_in 0
    net.nic0.pkts_out 0
    net.nic0.send_buffer_notifications 0
    video.frames 0
    disp_server - 13:01:45 +10 sec
    mgmt.commands 0
    mgmt.error_commands 0
    Microsoft Windows XP - 13:01:55 +10 sec
    devices.ide0.aligned_writes 327
    devices.ide0.fsync 14
    devices.ide0.new_blocks_created 0
    devices.ide0.read_requests 21
    devices.ide0.read_total 102400
    devices.ide0.unaligned_writes 351
    devices.ide0.write_requests 177
    devices.ide0.write_total 2292736
    devices.usb.ehci.activity 0
    devices.usb.ehci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.ehci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.ehci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.aa 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.flr 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.int 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.pcd 0
    devices.usb.ehci.vcpusignal.ue 0
    devices.usb.uhci.activity 0
    devices.usb.uhci.ioasynccallback 0
    devices.usb.uhci.process_frame 0
    devices.usb.uhci.processpkt 0
    devices.usb.uhci.vcpusignal.total 0
    kernel.ide.irqs 155327
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_change 11267
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_flushtlb 211
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_read 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.cr3_write 11478
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.genexc 6371
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_pcreset 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.gexc_recheck 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.invalid 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.mspc 0
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.pagefault 27390
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.prot 5002
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.success 16017
    kernel.paging.vcpu0.pf.wmapped 0
    kernel.usb.ehc.irqs 0
    kernel.usb.uhc.irqs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_mcs 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.guest_proc_halt 0
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.idle_percent 99
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_artloop_halt 1009
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.mon_mcs 597262
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.quest_acpi_halt 682
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg 961
    kernel.vcpu0.activity.send_halt_msg_delay 18446744073709544031
    kernel.vcpu0.async_thr_activate 233
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_sd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_svm 0
    kernel.vcpu0.guest_switch_vtx 62107
    kernel.vcpu0.hardware_interrupt 422
    kernel.vcpu0.irq_process 175444
    kernel.vcpu0.mode_switch 0
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host 2113
    kernel.vcpu0.mon_ret_to_host_switch 2113
    kernel.vcpu0.pic.setintrequest 12653064
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest 192165
    kernel.vcpu0.sendapirequest_lastcmd 0
    kernel.vcpu0.vtx_interrupth 996871
    kernel.ws.effective 0
    kernel.ws.pagein 2
    kernel.ws.pageout 1283
    kernel.ws.pages 112930
    net.nic0.activate 1
    net.nic0.bcast_in 7
    net.nic0.bytes_in 2778
    net.nic0.bytes_out 120
    net.nic0.mcast_in 9
    net.nic0.pkt_dropped_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_in 0
    net.nic0.pkt_err_out 0
    net.nic0.pkts_in 16
    net.nic0.pkts_out 2
    net.nic0.send_buffer_notifications 0
    video.frames 10
    disp_server - 13:01:55 +10 sec
    mgmt.commands 0
    mgmt.error_commands 0


    Hangs after this.
     
  13. Owen Green

    Owen Green

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    Using XP SP2 and MBP 17" and the prl_vm_app process pegs out > 100% when I load a project in Visual Studio 2003. However, Windows activities are <5%. I have tried a couple other programs and VS 2003 seems to be the only one causing the problem. I am going to install Office 2007 and see if it happens using it.
     
  14. AlexanderC

    AlexanderC

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    Performance Counters View Utility v4.0.3844.409800
    Copyright 2009 Parallels, Inc.

    MSWinXPParallelsv1.0Image 1 - 17:51:51 +10 sec
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    Please fix finally fix this.
     
  15. FaisalJ

    FaisalJ

    Messages:
    2
    prl_vm_app consuming more than 100% cpu kills system on parallesl 5

    prl_vm_app consuming more than 100% cpu kills system on parallesl 5. this has left my entire system unusable and I am not sure what Parallels is doing about it.

    I also have a support tick open with parallels.

    Parallesl, lets do something about this issue.
     
  16. FaisalJ

    FaisalJ

    Messages:
    2
    Parallels must refund the money for version 5, as simple as that
     
  17. Tim Murray

    Tim Murray Bit Poster

    Messages:
    10
    Same thing in V5 for me

    MacBook Pro Core 2 duo, 4GB. This was a fresh install, not an upgrade of both Parallels and WinXP. It takes about a halt hour for the CPU to get soaked up.
     
  18. DonovanR

    DonovanR

    Messages:
    1
    Can't believe Parallels still can't solve this issue

    I can't believe this issue has been going on since Parallels 4, the bottom line is people are forking out money for <strong>Parallels 5 with known issues</strong> and the Parallels team is doing nothing here to let us know they're trying to work out the problem. You don't release a major update and charge for it if problems still exist, it's bad business plain and simple.

    prl_vm_app 100% CPU
     
  19. CaryS

    CaryS

    Messages:
    1
    7-10% per CPU in use on idle system

    iMac i7 (new)
    Parallels (just installed)
    Windows 7 installed painlessly
    Optimization 1 : Enabled Hypervisor, AutoCompress, Tune for Windows Speed, Mac OS X Apps, Longer battery life
    Optimization 2 : disable Hypervisor, AutoCompress, Tune for Windows Speed, Virtual Machine, Better performance
    Both optimization settings do not change the CPU usage on the Mac.
    Windows Task Manager: 99 % system idle
    Mac Activity Monitor: prl_vm_app: 72% out of a max of 800%


    I have tried it from 1 CPU to 8 CPUs and the problem scales up with each CPU I add on

    attached is the results of prl_perf_ctl -a -l 10
     

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  20. kevinw

    kevinw Kilo Poster

    Messages:
    182
    Same problem

    100% CPU usage
     

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