Virtual Machines eating 100% CPU
Well, for starters, I'm running Gentoo amd64 on an Inspiron 1720 with a 2GHz Core2Duo and 2 GB of ram using kernel version 2.6.26 patched with TuxOnIce.
Now, I've run into a mysterious problem I've been unable to pin down where any virtual machine (be that VirtualBox, VMWare, KVM, etc) uses 100% of one cpu. I've been unable to find a solution, only correlating problems.
After searching the net, I've found a few other people with a similar problem, and from what I've seen, all of us are using laptops with Core2Duo's. I'm not sure about the kernel versions, but I think they are all greater than 2.6.24. However, I've determined 2.6.24 still posses the problem (if it is even kernel based).
One person who had a similar problem noticed it appear only after switching from Ubuntu 8.4 to 8.10. This leads me to believe the kernel Ubuntu 8.10 brought in a kernel configuration possesing this particular problem not found in 8.4, but I'm quite uncertain about that, it is merely my best guess.
Any thoughts on what is causing this little problem?