For sure. The freezing is caused by resource allocation so I’m trying to figure out the optimal settings given my laptop specs and use case. I want to know what the lowest I can set for the Gateway without causing issue so I can allocate more to the workstation which on occasion freezes or even crashes. Also the full screen doesn’t work anymore with the workstation.
Whonix is at time of writing tested with Debian buster.
And VirtualBox version 6.1.6.
This might be more important than VM settings.
There is really no special recipe for that.
Whonix-Gateway/Workstation doesn’t require a specific number of CPU cores. 1 should suffice.
One VirtualBox specific limitation: Assign less CPU cores per VM than the host has.
I.e. host has 4 cores, don’t assign more than 3 cores to VM. https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/19500
3 cores is default in Whonix stable now.
2 GB RAM for gateway and 2 GB for workstation is already optimal - unless you do something specifically RAM intense.
By responsibilities: Whonix doesn’t produce VirtualBox. Whatever a VM does shouldn’t have a bad effect on the host operating system. Whatever Whonix does must not have any bad influence on the host operating system. VirtualBox is produced by virtualbox.org. If any VM (such as Whonix) would mange to freeze/crash the host operating system that these are virtualizer (VirtualBox) bugs. Therefore: