On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 03:44:18PM -0800, nate wrote: > Michael Ritchie said: > > Not sure if this should be in -QUESTIONS or a report to VMware themselves, > > but when attempting to run FreeBSD 5 within VMware Workstation 3.2 on a > > Windows XP Pro host, the CPU usage sits at 100% -- whether there are any > > processes undertaking heavy processing or not. The host PC is a 1.7GHz > > P4, with 512MB RAM, so there shouldn't be any problems. It takes about 2 > > minutes for 'man man' to bring up a page. 4.6.2 and 4.7 both work GREAT, > > even in X. > > > > Any thoughts on why this might be the case?? > > this is symtomatic of the guest OS(freebsd in this case) not having > advanced power management features enabled.
No, it's symptomatic of VMWARE emulating a certain CPU opcode (used in FreeBSD 5.0 for locking primitives) very inefficiently. See my previous response. Kris
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