Bug 10863 - ld-linux.so.2 loops, eating CPU. Must be killed manually.
ld-linux.so.2 loops, eating CPU. Must be killed manually.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ld.so (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-04-16 18:13 EDT by Bryce Nesbitt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-17 11:10:54 EDT
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Description Bryce Nesbitt 2000-04-16 18:13:10 EDT
Sometimes, usually on the exit of Communicator (version 4.61), I notice the
CPU bar is pegged and the machine is slow.  The problem is always
ld-linux.so.2.  Here is the top of a "top".

  3:22pm  up 1 day, 25 min,  1 user,  load average: 1.13, 1.41, 1.26
70 processes: 65 sleeping, 4 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 98.6% user,  1.3% system,  0.0% nice,  0.0% idle
Mem:  127760K av, 124276K used,   3484K free,  57692K shrd,   2620K buff
Swap: 133016K av,    416K used, 132600K free                 48588K cached

 PID USER  PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM  TIME COMMAND
1118 bryce 17  0 30480 29M  9248 R    18M 97.2 23.8 1315m ld-linux.so.2

This happens about once a week under daily use.  I must kill -9 the
process.  Kill -6 is not enough.  Other coworkers see the same problem.  We
have not tried with RH 6.2 yet.

         -Bryce
Comment 1 Bryce Nesbitt 2000-04-16 18:13:59 EDT
(And won't try with 6.2 -- we're upgrade shy here)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-04-17 11:10:59 EDT
This is netscape dying; you can solve this (sort of)
by not running netscape against the compatibility libs.
(rpm -e compat-libs compat-glibc will solve this; alternatively,
you can upgrade to the latest netscape package (such as the
4.72 packages), or edit
/usr/bin/netscape.)

This could, however, cause other instabilities.

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