Bug 221690 - hald-addon-storage is insane
hald-addon-storage is insane
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 221691
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2007-01-06 00:54 EST by Parag Warudkar
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-06 01:00:55 EST
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Description Parag Warudkar 2007-01-06 00:54:49 EST
Description of problem:
Every few nano seconds, hald-addon-storage wakes up, opens my CDROM and causes
in excess of 20% CPU. 

top - 00:44:24 up  8:36,  1 user,  load average: 0.41, 0.30, 0.27

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
 2430 root      16   0  1924  660  580 S   20  0.0  42:55.74 hald-addon-stor

Strace says it is repeatedly opening /dev/hdc - CDROM. Why in god's name does it
have to poll a CDROM so fast and why would it need 20% of CPU for that?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run a FC6 system with CDROM drive and watch top output
Actual results:
hald-addon-storage sucks CPU like crazy

Expected results:
Should not wake up so often and should not cause this much CPU utilization.

Additional info:
It sucks when you find out your laptop's fans are blowing to keep
hald-addon-storage running and polling the non existend CD in the CDROM drive
and causing increased power consumption.
Comment 1 Parag Warudkar 2007-01-06 01:00:55 EST
Sorry my trackpad horizontal scrolling made me hit submit twice.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 221691 ***

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