runaway udev with fedora 2
Hi everyone. I'm running Fedora 2 with kernel 2.6.5-1.358. My system was running well until a few days ago. The past few days I've noticed that a process called "udev" which is owned by root is started when my system boots. "udev" consumes 90+% of my processor power. When I kill "udev" the processor is freed for use by other processes, but if I don't kill "udev" my system is very slow and barely responds to mouse and keyboard input.
I have tried reinstalling the udev rpm that came with my Fedora 2 distribution with no success.
What is "udev" and how can I fix my system? There must be a better fix than simply killing "udev" each time I boot.