Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63923
Processor Load May Be High Immediately After Install
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:27:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
After the install of RH 7.2 is completed, & I am doing a quick check-out of the
system to make sure all items are installed & properly working, I noticed that
the system response was sluggish. Running ``uptime" showed a processor load
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 7.2 on an older computer.
2. Run top.
3. Note that on older processors that the load will peak above 2.5
Investigation showed that anacron apparently starts slocate within the
first 30 minutes after power up. The first time slocate builds the
database, the cpu gets a work out -- especially on older, slower machines.
This should be documented in order to minimize the surprise on users with slower
machines -- who may also decide to disable slocate until after user
customization is complete.
This is a distibution related issue, reassigning.
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. At this point, I don't
think this behavior will be changed. Honestly, I'm unsure where a good place to
document this would be; it's not really a release note issue; it's more of a
general documentation issue.