[hardy] apport uses 100% CPU

Bug #207629 reported by Robert on 2008-03-27
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apport (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

I've had my system crash three times (*) in which appport uses 100% CPU. I had to use system monitor to kill the process.

* once in bash, another with f-spot when exiting (after only changing the date of some photos), and a third time trying to send e-mail through Thunderbird after entering the smtp passwd.

Sheol (sheol-s) wrote :

I can confirm this is also happening in Gutsy.

Kubuntu Gutsy
Dell m1330

Has happened to me several times, the last time it happened I firfox crashed, and then apport took over my first core, but never appeared on my desktop.

Robert (robrwo) on 2008-04-08
Changed in apport:
status: New → Confirmed
Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

Confirmed in Hardy for nearly all the dev process : apport hangs 2 times for 3 crashes.

Some applications (like tracker) or gnome-applet crashes "often". The webbrowser also crashes from time to time on some nasty javascript pages. Those crashes are "acceptable" but now there are more and more annoying as apport eat all the cpu.

I highly suggest, if this issue cannot be fixed, to disable apport by default in Hardy release.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

That's in fact the plan. We will disable apport by default right before releasing. It's primary purpose is to help for the development release.

I'm on 12.04 and have hit this too, BUT in my case it "just" appears to be a very slow apport... due to a JVM crash, on a 8 GB workstation, after what seemed like a long time (several minutes, with an SSD) of 90%-ish CPU usage from apport it did actually stop by itself - so may be just producing a huge core dump? (I then ran into bug 718635, but that's probably unrelated?)

Marek (mlb) wrote :

I'm on 12.04 64-bit running on AMD, 4GB of RAM. The apport was running for past 17 hours at 100% of CPU before I killed it... Not sure why - I did have some small python script crashes, not sure if this could have any influence.

Cerin (chrisspen) wrote :

Happened to me after installing the Dropbox deb package using the "Ubuntu Software Center". The install succeeded, but the whole process was *incredibly* slow, and afterwards USC hung for 5 minutes, but eventually closed on it's own.

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