Bug 515037

Summary: pcscd keeps disk spun up for no reason
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jannes Faber <jannes.faber>
Component: pcsc-liteAssignee: Bob Relyea <rrelyea>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Jannes Faber 2009-07-31 20:47:48 EDT
Description of problem:
pcscd keeps spinning up the hard disk on laptop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installed Packages
Name       : pcsc-lite
Arch       : i586
Version    : 1.5.2
Release    : 2.fc11


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  service pcscd start
2.  sysctl -w vm.block_dump=1
3.  while true; do sleep 10; date; dmesg -c | grep -v "kjournald\|pdflush"; done

(no need to insert a smart card or anything.)

Actual results:

every 10 seconds:
pcscd(1709): dirtied inode 5732 (pcscd.pub) on dm-0
pcscd(1709): dirtied inode 5732 (pcscd.pub) on dm-0

Seems like it writes to /var/run/pcscd.pub every 5 seconds. But as far as I can tell nothing is changing.

Expected results:
Be idle and stay idle until a smart card is inserted.

Additional info:
Bug that got me to test and find this: bug #454582

Solution so far: chkconfig pcscd off
Comment 1 Kalev Lember 2009-12-21 02:31:03 EST
I also got the same behaviour with pcsc-lite-1.5.2-3.fc12, but pcsc-lite-1.5.5-1.fc13 in rawhide appears to fix this.
Comment 2 Kalev Lember 2010-03-03 10:23:43 EST
Closing the ticket as the bug is fixed in the upcoming F-13 release.