Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131514
/usr/sbin/htt forking dozens of times a second
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
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Description of problem:
My CPU load was at 100%, but nothing significant was appearing in
"top". Investigating further by typing "ps" twice in rapid sucesssion
reveals that about 100-150 PIDs were being used a second.
I managed to spot transitory threads of /usr/sbin/htt in a "ps ax" and
tried killing the parent /usr/bin/htt. As soon as I did this my CPU
load went down to near zero, and the rapid increase of PID numbers has
So I believe that /usr/sbin/htt was rapidly forking then killing new
threads (which brought my system to its knees, CPU-wise)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the iimf-server package
Actual Results: CPU load at 100% with no apparent cause
Expected Results: This package shouldn't take up 100% CPU time, or
fork hundred of times a second.
This bug sounds very similar to bug 126647. Would you like to try the
latest rawhide 12.0.1.-1 (major release)? Please let me know if
problem still presists for you.
Since this bug is for the development of FC and installed iiimf-server
is too old, this bug should be marked as DUPLICATED then. if you could
still reproduce this problem on even the latest package, please reopen
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 126647 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.