Use systemd-detect-virt to detect VMware platform (#1251656).

How to install

sudo dnf upgrade --advisory=FEDORA-2016-3037b0acb9

This update has been submitted for testing by ravindrakumar.

4 years ago
User Icon knudch commented & provided feedback 4 years ago
karma

I have tried the update open-vm-tools-10.0.5-3.fc23 (64bit) in a FC23 KDE live Vbox session.

steps: verify that vmtoolsd hooks cpu on boot=> login => yes

killed and removed open-vm-tools-10.0.0-7

installed open-vm-tools-10.0.5-3 => no CPU hooked

enabled and started vmtoolsd via systemctl => no CPU hooked

systemctl status vmtoolsd says =>start condition faild...= vmware was not met

So far a succes

Just remember that the bug behavior are related to AMD CPU....it happends on no Intel HW I have

BZ#1251656 vmtoolsd load 1 core of cpu 100% in Virtualbox environment
User Icon ravindrakumar commented & provided feedback 4 years ago

Thanks for verifying this. There are two aspects of this fix 'vmware-checkvm' called by RPM and 'vmtoolsd' started after login. This fix applies to only RPM, there is no change in vmtoolsd. 'vmtoolsd' issue needs to be fixed in upstream first. So, expectation is that RPM should not get stuck in vmware-checkvm, but vmtoolsd may still take 100% CPU. There are two instances of vmtoolsd usually, one running as system (what you have tried) and one running as logged in user. To get vmtoolsd started as logged in user, you need to "reboot and login" or "logout and login" after "installed open-vm-tools-10.0.5-3 => no CPU hooked". Could you please try that? We will consider this update is good as long as RPM issue is solved.

This update has been pushed to testing.

4 years ago

This update has been submitted for stable by bodhi.

4 years ago

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BZ#1251656 vmtoolsd load 1 core of cpu 100% in Virtualbox environment
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