Heavy disk I/O for hours without scheduled recordings

Bug #749204 reported by Christian Kirbach on 2011-04-03
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-dvb-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-dvb-daemon

I am experiencing g-d-d doing very heavy disk i/o and high CPU usage (40% on my dual core system, i.e. 80% of one CPU core) for no apparent reason at all, there are no recordings scheduled or ever recorded. It will go on for hours and more unless I kill the daemon manually.
This happens occassionally, I did not spot any pattern. It happens often after closing a TV application or closing the digital TV control centre.

Attaching a screen-shot for illustration.
Shall I pause the daemon and grab a gdb trace when it is behaving as described?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-dvb-daemon 0.1.21-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 3 13:53:42 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-dvb-daemon

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