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Old 03-26-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
jonostew
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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.

Thanks.
Jon
 
Old 03-26-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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udev is responsible for populating the /dev directory with nodes representing each device.

What makes you think it's consuming so much of your processor?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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"top" shows it is using over 90% of the processor. udev must run with a high priority level.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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My udevd doesn't even show on top...that's how little CPU it's using.
Odd...something's up with yours I guess.
 
  


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