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Old 04-18-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy high cpu usage on process "event/0"


I'm running SuSE 10.1 RC1 on an advent 7093 (Intel Core Duo T2300 w/ nvidia geforce go 7400) and have a process showing in 'top' called "event/0" that has approx. 90% cpu usage...constantly!

Does anyone know what this process is and how I can stop it from overloading my system?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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if you kill it, does it reload itself?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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Not sure if it is even letting me kill it. Definitely still there after I try though.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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your problem is strange, normally events/0 stays at 0.0 cpu usage
you did a kill -9?

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Old 04-18-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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from what i've been reading it is a kernel process. (which means asking you to kill it wasn't such a good idea). did you happen to compile your kernel for your dual core processor?

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Old 04-18-2006, 04:25 PM   #6
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I didn't compile my kernel but it is an smp type (for multiprocessor architectures) and seems to detect it fine.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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update

** UPDATE**
I have now installed SUSE 10.1 RC3 and the problem still exists, however the problem still occurs and in a slightly different manner. Now, both events/0 and events/1 in the process table are taking up a lot of cpu time, as if sharing it, which leads me to believe that it has something to do with the processor I have. The Internet yeilds nothing useful, not even an explanation of what they are.

Anyone got any advice? Log files etc I could look in?
 
  


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