RE: Anyone every seen a VM image run in slow motion?

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:42:42 -0400
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My first attempt to reply got dinged for overquoting - fair point.

I was saying that you can easily work around this issue by assigning a dedicated block of RAM to your database VMs. We have several hundred Oracle VMs here, and we don't run into this issue because of that, though we do run into the clock drift issue that was the original post of this thread.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> On Behalf Of Hemant K Chitale
> Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:51 AM
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> Subject: Re: Anyone every seen a VM image run in slow motion?
> I've seen Oracle crash on a VMWare Linux environment because it's
> processes are killed by OOM -- the OutOfMemory Killer -- which
> happens when VMWare's "memory balloon" architecture blows up a
> balloon and "steals" memory from the server. "sar -r" showed 2GB
> mysteriously disappearing from a 4GB server.
> Hemant K Chitale

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