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Memory leak with shared folders - version 5.0.3 (1040386) - anyone noticed this?

Here's some weird behaviour with Fusion version 5.0.3 (1040386): the sharing feature causes a serious swapping issue when transferring files to the guest OS.

In combination with the OSX kernel, it starts buffering the file to transfer, to the point where you have no free memory - but lots of inactive memory. However, it never frees that inactive memory. This causes your OS to start swapping. This is especially an issue when you - for example - have the ViClient running in the guest OS, and try to upload a large ISO that is on your Mac to a VMFS Datastore. Take a look at this behaviour. Something must be wrong there. Has anyone noticed this behaviour?

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