hald-runner evokes high cpu usage

Helko Glathe Helko.Glathe at freenet.de
Thu Jul 17 11:57:19 UTC 2008


Hi

My machine runs with FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p3.

The idle state of the cpu is approximately 80 percent if hald-runner is  
running:

last pid:  1500;  load averages:  0.67,  0.44,   
0.19                                                                                 
up 0+00:02:35  13:38:43
64 processes:  2 running, 62 sleeping
CPU states:  1.8% user,  0.0% nice, 18.0% system,  0.0% interrupt, 80.2%  
idle
Mem: 63M Active, 40M Inact, 211M Wired, 840K Cache, 76M Buf, 673M Free
Swap: 4096M Total, 4096M Free

   PID USERNAME    THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE  C   TIME   WCPU COMMAND
  1252 root          1  45    0   274M 68752K CPU0   0   0:05  2.69% Xorg
  1255 haldaemon     1  44    0 21256K  5468K select 1   0:02  0.00% hald
  1387 kater         1  44    0 32956K 27528K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1391 kater         1  44    0 32892K 26616K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1375 kater         1  44    0 37444K 28552K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1429 kater         1  44    0 30052K 24180K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1415 kater         1  44    0 29680K 11336K select 0   0:01  0.00% artsd
  1345 kater         1  44    0 19824K  4384K select 1   0:00  0.00%  
gam_server
  1385 kater         1  44    0 29180K 22716K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1432 kater         1  44    0 32544K 25248K select 1   0:00  0.00% korgac
  1427 kater         1  44    0 48232K 26952K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1420 kater         1  44    0 28552K 21836K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
   717 root          1  44    0  3276K  1028K select 1   0:00  0.00% moused
  1267 root          1  58    0 20236K  3848K select 1   0:00  0.00%  
hald-addon-mouse-sy
  1264 root          1  57    0 20236K  3840K select 1   0:00  0.00%  
hald-addon-mouse-sy
  1087 messagebus    1  44    0  3348K  1800K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
dbus-daemon
  1458 kater         1  44    0  3524K  1788K CPU1   1   0:00  0.00% top
  1366 kater         1  57    0 26104K 18300K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1384 kater         1  44    0 27344K 20716K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1011 root          1  44    0  3192K   992K select 1   0:00  0.00% powerd
  1259 root          1  96    0 20424K  4096K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
hald-runner
  1373 kater         1  44    0 26736K 19416K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1041 root          1   4    0  6112K  3632K kqread 1   0:00  0.00% cupsd
  1271 root          1  44    0  3632K  1568K select 1   0:00  0.00%  
hald-addon-storage
   906 root          1  44    0  3192K  1212K select 0   0:00  0.00% syslogd
  1370 kater         1  44    0 25680K 17592K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
   333 root          1  44    0  4928K  2720K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
wpa_supplicant
  1305 kater         1   8    0  3492K  1396K wait   1   0:00  0.00% sh
  1393 kater         1  49    0 27936K 20728K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1254 root          1   8    0  4596K  2292K wait   1   0:00  0.00% kdm-bin
  1258 root         17   0    0 28956K  5172K waitvt 1   0:00  0.00%  
console-kit-daemon

Killing hald-runner the idle state grows up to 100 percent:

last pid:  1536;  load averages:  0.26,  0.36,   
0.17                                                                                 
up 0+00:03:34  13:39:42
62 processes:  1 running, 61 sleeping
CPU states:  0.0% user,  0.0% nice,  0.0% system,  0.0% interrupt,  100%  
idle
Mem: 62M Active, 40M Inact, 211M Wired, 944K Cache, 76M Buf, 673M Free
Swap: 4096M Total, 4096M Free

   PID USERNAME    THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE  C   TIME   WCPU COMMAND
  1252 root          1  44    0   274M 68752K select 0   0:05  0.00% Xorg
  1387 kater         1  44    0 32956K 27528K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1429 kater         1  44    0 31180K 25120K select 1   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1391 kater         1  44    0 32892K 26616K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1375 kater         1  44    0 37444K 28552K select 0   0:01  0.00% kdeinit
  1415 kater         1  44    0 29680K 11336K select 0   0:01  0.00% artsd
  1345 kater         1  44    0 19824K  4384K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
gam_server
  1385 kater         1  44    0 29180K 22716K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1432 kater         1  44    0 32544K 25248K select 0   0:00  0.00% korgac
   717 root          1  44    0  3276K  1028K select 1   0:00  0.00% moused
  1427 kater         1  44    0 48232K 26952K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1420 kater         1  44    0 28552K 21856K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1011 root          1  44    0  3192K   992K select 1   0:00  0.00% powerd
  1087 messagebus    1  44    0  3348K  1800K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
dbus-daemon
  1366 kater         1  57    0 26104K 18300K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1384 kater         1  44    0 27344K 20716K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1373 kater         1  44    0 26736K 19416K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1041 root          1   4    0  6112K  3632K kqread 1   0:00  0.00% cupsd
  1370 kater         1  44    0 25680K 17592K select 0   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
   906 root          1  44    0  3192K  1212K select 1   0:00  0.00% syslogd
   333 root          1  44    0  4928K  2720K select 0   0:00  0.00%  
wpa_supplicant
  1305 kater         1   8    0  3492K  1396K wait   1   0:00  0.00% sh
  1536 root          1  44    0  3524K  1772K CPU1   0   0:00  0.00% top
  1393 kater         1  49    0 27936K 20728K select 1   0:00  0.00% kdeinit
  1531 root          1   8    0  4432K  2404K wait   1   0:00  0.00% bash
  1444 kater         1   8    0  4432K  2420K wait   1   0:00  0.00% bash
  1527 kater         1   8    0  3596K  1564K wait   1   0:00  0.00% su
  1258 root         17   0    0 28956K  5172K waitvt 1   0:00  0.00%  
console-kit-daemon


Any proposals to fix this problem?

Regards, Helko

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