Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151470
Autorun causes many zombie kfmclient
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
Description of problem:
Since I upgraded to the KDE 3.4.0 RC1.7 I see lots of kfmclient processes being
started - 4 hours uptime and over 3000 zomby processes!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to the latest KDE in RawHide;
2. Start KDE;
It starts producing kfmclient processes.
Majority of these will zomby soon.
No issues with the kfmclient.
How do I stop it doing that?
strange, it's not reproduce on my test machine. does this problem still appear
if you start KDE with a new user ?
With little testing the issue does happen only when there is a CD in one of the
drives - "_NEC DV-5800A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive". The box has also a CDRW and
SCSI CDrom, but drives in these will not be an issue. As soon as to eject it the
"zomby" count will stop and to reinsert it will start it again.
Btw: The CD is not even mounted, just is in the drive.
Even the drive is not important as soon as at least 2 of the 3 drives are
populated with the CDs the "zombing" will start.
hda: Maxtor 6Y120P0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: _NEC DV-5800A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
The SCSI is som model of NEC 40X.
The dmesg has following lines:
"cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!"
Do you have any applications i.e. kscd that is in the system tray? It may be
trying to read the CD continuously. Should not happen but may be you can
avoid it by removing the app.
Created attachment 112136 [details]
ps output with zombies.
No, tray is empty, but the kscd is still the one what is making these zombies.
How to stop it?
Check under the Desktop directory
What is under the Desktop directory?
Do You mean ~/Desktop?
could you please try following:
first remove the $HOME/.kde/Autostart/Autorun.desktop
and start KDE afterwards.
does the problem still appear?
After removing the $HOME/.kde/Autostart/Autorun.desktop the problem does not
Do we really need to have Autorun in Autostart at all? Among other things, it
means that with the default settings, every time you log into KDE you get a
thirty-second bouncing CD icon on your cursor as Autorun starts.
Does this really gain anything? :)
dunno, anything there with which we can replace autorun?
Could you try, if the latest autorun resolves your issues?
I have autorun-3.16-1 at the moment and there is no issues at the moment.