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Old 04-28-2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-29-2002, 12:27 PM   #2
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I think you can, but I don't know the program. It's not a main system component, so it won't make harm, I think.
Old 04-29-2002, 02:13 PM   #3
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Hi Mara,

Thanks for the advice. Several things have happened since I posted the problem. I found out that magicdev is a daemon for automounting the CD. Second, I realized that I had made a mistake in reading the table written by the top command. magicdev is actually taking an insignificant amount of cpu time. So the problem is not really a problem. This tread can be canceled. Unless someone else wishes to comment.




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