Apport limits core file to 0 byte, runs at 100% CPU

Bug #1942721 reported by Quigi
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Bug Description

Presumably GNU emacs crashed because the connection (over WiFi) to an X11 server was temporarily down. Emacs produced a 0 byte "core" dump. (The last emacs crash, 10 days ago, produced a 381M "core" file.) Top shows this process:

  PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
30756 brech 20 0 11.577g 8.917g 12168 R 100.0 14.2 226:00.48 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/share/apport/apport 8605 6 18446744073709551615 1 8605 !usr!bin!emacs25-lucid

It has consumed 226 minutes of time, and shows no sign of ending.

Quigi (brechbuehler)
summary: - Apport runs at 100% CPU after GNU emacs crashes
+ Apport limits core file to 0 byte, runs at 100% CPU
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Quigi (brechbuehler) wrote :

/etc/issue.net: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
apport Version: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.24

Since the last successful core dump, /etc/apport/{blacklist,native-origins}.d have been modified.
 They contain no new files. Some such change may have turned on apport.

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