Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221690
hald-addon-storage is insane
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:48:50 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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run a FC6 system with CDROM drive and watch top output
hald-addon-storage sucks CPU like crazy
Should not wake up so often and should not cause this much CPU utilization.
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.
Sorry my trackpad horizontal scrolling made me hit submit twice.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 221691 ***