[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#621061: Bug#621061: locks daemon startup directory

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed Apr 6 15:59:22 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 06 April 2011 17:51:26 Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Frank Mehnert [Wed, Apr 06 2011, 10:28:52AM]:
> > The VBoxSVC daemon as well as the VBoxXPCOMIPCD daemons will terminate
> > themself about 10 seconds after the last client stopped. What you
> > observed is not a bug but a feature. If these daeomns don't terminate
> > themself after that time then this is a bug but so far we don't have
> > such reports for VirtualBox 4.0.4.
> If keeping the startup directory is considered a feature than I fail to
> see the use case for it.
> The background process are really terminated after 10 seconds. But in
> the meantime, I would like to be able to release the startup directory
> because it's really unrelated to the work of the running VM (no other
> handle is open on that FS while the VM runs).

I didn't say that locking the startup directory is a feature, just read
again what I wrote. Feel free to open a bug report at our public bugtracker


OTOH I don't think this is a big problem.

Kind regards,

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