magicdev taking up too much cpu time
I am running a several month-long calculation in RedHat Linux 7.2 and find that magicdev is taking significant CPU resource. At the start of the run it took 0.5% of the CPU. A day later, it is taking 2% and the amount is creeping up steadily. Does anyone know why this is happening?
Can I just kill the process without messing up the system? Can I then turn it on when I need to or mount the CD from a command line prompt. I need to work in Xwindows, but I hardly need to mount a CD. I should mention that a second hard drive is mounted as well as the system HD.