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Re: [opensuse] dbus-daemon 100% CPU. Constant disk access.
  • From: Timo Hoenig <thoenig@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 10:47:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <1165398439.29351.15.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Marius,

On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 09:59 +0200, Marius Roets wrote:

> I have suddenly started to see very strange things in my openSuse 10.1
> installation on my laptop. I was up to date with updates/patches,
> until about a month ago, but have done no updates lately, and the only
> new software I installed is the Novell linux client.
> First problem I have is that there is a process called dbus-daemon
> that is taking up 100% CPU, all the time. I don't know what this
> process is, or if I could kill it safely, and why is it doing what it
> is doing.

Can you please check whether it was the D-Bus system bus or the D-Bus
session bus? When you run `ps axu | grep dbus-daemon` you should get
something like this:

thoenig@nouse:~> ps axu |grep dbus-daemon
100 3122 0.0 0.2 5160 2636 ? Ss Dec05 0:33 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
thoenig 5050 0.0 0.0 3772 872 ? Ss Dec05 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 4 --print-address 6 --session

Then run `top` to identify which of the processes is the CPU hog.

This all sounds very scary and I've never seen it before. It might be
that an application misbehaves and causes a lot of traffic on the D-Bus
daemon process. This in return may cause the D-Bus daemon to suck all
of the CPU cycles.

In any way, please file a bug against SUSE Linux 10.1 on [1] in order to
solve this issue.



[1] Novell Bugzilla

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