[fedora-virt] Schroedinger's VM

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Apr 21 21:50:30 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 03:23:46PM -0600, Jerry James wrote:
> I've done a couple of more tests now and have seen the same thing.  I
> can start a download going, switch to another desktop, wait for
> awhile, then switch back.  The download has progressed only a short
> amount past when I switched away from that desktop, and (apparently)
> abruptly resumes when I switch back to the desktop containing the VM
> window.
> Is this expected?  Do KVM-based VMs have to be looked at to do
> anything?  If so, is there an option somewhere along the lines of
> RunEvenWhenIAmNotLookingAtYou=true?

Can you use virt-top (or even plain top) to look at the qemu-kvm
process.  Is it doing anything when you are switched to the other


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine.  Supports Linux and Windows.

More information about the Fedora-virt mailing list