Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132768
hald spins reading vfat partition
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:41:25 EST
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Description of problem:
when hald starts, it consumes 100% of cpu.
tracing with strace indicates that it's reading /dev/hda1, which is a
windows partition that's neither mounted nor listed in /etc/fstab.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service haldaemon start
Actual Results: hald sits in an infinite loop reading /dev/hda1
Expected Results: hald shouldn't spin
thinkpad t42p, running FC3T1 + updates
hal version is hal-0.2.97.cvs20040901-1
Created attachment 103929 [details]
output of "hald --daemon=no --verbose=yes"
this is only the first few thousand lines (I see it looping after that)
Hi, thanks for noticing this. It might be fixed upstream already so
when a new package is available I've add another comment to this bug.
This should be fixed in hal-0.2.98-4 which is available in Rawhide
soon - alternatively you can download the SRPM from
Yes, 0.2.98-4 fixes it. thanks!