Author: intrigeri Date: To: Terry Gruzebeck, tails-bugs Subject: Re: [Tails-testers] Tails 4.3 Unstable -->>[was: Installing a Tails
USB Image as Virtual USB Storage in Virt-Manager]
I'm relaying this to our help desk.
I think they'll need more info about your setup in order to help.
Terry Gruzebeck (2020-03-18): > Hi, and thanks for the followup. Both Tails 4.4 and 4.3 virt-manager VM sessions freeze/seize in place. They become completely unresponsive no matter how long you wait,
> and regardless of how they are installed/run (i.e., by either CD or USB). Nothing can be done within the Tails virtual machine session/interface once they seize up. This leaves
> only virt-manager's shutdown menu commands viable for reclaiming the system RAM previously dedicated to the stalled Tails session.
> This seizing up problem only began happening with the introduction of Tails ver. 4.3; and now it happens with 4.4 as well. I've downgraded back to ver. 4.2, since it won't
> upgrade to ver. 4.2.2., which was the last best-performing Tails version in a virt-manager VM session (which runs in my continuously-upgrading Parrot 4.8 Linux host OS).
> Meanwhile, all Debian upgrades to the Parrot host OS function flawlessly under proper conditions, so it's definitely the changes made only to the Tails distro since ver. 4.3
> that cause the VM sessions to freeze/seize up in my Hewlett-Packard Elitebook machine with 12 Gb of RAM.
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