Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 501208
hald causes mouse and keyboard stalls
Last modified: 2018-01-23 11:40:23 EST
Description of problem:
While bringing up 1000 network interfaces, hald consumes 100% CPU for extended periods of time
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. bring up 1000 network interfaces
2. watch system become unusable
System stutters and pauses for 10-20 seconds at a time.
System should remain responsive to keyboard and mouse.
scripts available upon request. Profiling shows 44% of hits in strcmp() pointing to a scalability bug in hald. Doing a killall -9 hald results in a perfectly usable system while re-running the test.
Have you tried with the latest hal package in Fedora 10, Fedora 11 or tried Rawhide? In either case, can you let us know whether the issue is still happening, and give the current version of the HAL packages you're using?
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