russellr
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WS 6.5.3 broken performance

Hi,

I run WS as root and have set "Fit all virtual machine memory into reserved host RAM".

I have 2500MB RAM allocated.

I also have these settings in in the guest's .vmx file:

sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE"
MemTrimRate = 0
prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE"
prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"
mainmem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"

Yes, vmware-vmx has almost completed swapped out with just 10MB resident.

This is causing swapping and totally destroying performance.

I didn't have this problem on version 6.5.2, but due to the "keyboard not releasing bug" in 6.5.2 I'm not keen tro try to go back to that version.

What's the solution? Another bug fix from VMWare or am I missing something?

regards,

RR

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mainmem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"

if you are running 32 bit Linux this tweak can probably make things worse.

On a 32bit system I also would not assign more than 1536 Mb to the VM

Swapping the vRAM is normal behaviour on Linux - only on Windows you can disable this

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