Bug 515037 - pcscd keeps disk spun up for no reason
Summary: pcscd keeps disk spun up for no reason
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pcsc-lite
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bob Relyea
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 454582
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Reported: 2009-08-01 00:47 UTC by Jannes Faber
Modified: 2010-03-03 15:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-03-03 15:23:43 UTC

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Description Jannes Faber 2009-08-01 00:47:48 UTC
Description of problem:
pcscd keeps spinning up the hard disk on laptop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installed Packages
Name       : pcsc-lite
Arch       : i586
Version    : 1.5.2
Release    : 2.fc11

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  service pcscd start
2.  sysctl -w vm.block_dump=1
3.  while true; do sleep 10; date; dmesg -c | grep -v "kjournald\|pdflush"; done

(no need to insert a smart card or anything.)

Actual results:

every 10 seconds:
pcscd(1709): dirtied inode 5732 (pcscd.pub) on dm-0
pcscd(1709): dirtied inode 5732 (pcscd.pub) on dm-0

Seems like it writes to /var/run/pcscd.pub every 5 seconds. But as far as I can tell nothing is changing.

Expected results:
Be idle and stay idle until a smart card is inserted.

Additional info:
Bug that got me to test and find this: bug #454582

Solution so far: chkconfig pcscd off

Comment 1 Kalev Lember 2009-12-21 07:31:03 UTC
I also got the same behaviour with pcsc-lite-1.5.2-3.fc12, but pcsc-lite-1.5.5-1.fc13 in rawhide appears to fix this.

Comment 2 Kalev Lember 2010-03-03 15:23:43 UTC
Closing the ticket as the bug is fixed in the upcoming F-13 release.

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