gsd-housekeepin spams syslog with Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private.. Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private..

Bug #1795111 reported by Anders Hall on 2018-09-29
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The fan and cpu is very active during this event, thousands of errors reported. Syslog case attached. The desktop becomes unresponsive during this event (for instance cant close windows).

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04

apt-cache policy gnome-shell
gnome-shell:
  Installed: 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
  Candidate: 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 500
        500 http://ftp.acc.umu.se/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.28.1-0ubuntu2 500
        500 http://ftp.acc.umu.se/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

uname -a
Linux computer 4.15.0-34-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 27 15:21:48 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.28.3

NOTE: syslog package name is incorrect it seems

apt-cache policy gsd-housekeepin
N: Unable to locate package gsd-housekeepin

apt-cache policy gsd-housekeeping
N: Unable to locate package gsd-housekeeping

Sample:

Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-rtkit-daemon.service-HcUyZY: Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-rtkit-daemon.service-HcUyZY': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-fwupd.service-iinX30: Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-fwupd.service-iinX30': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-resolved.service-wgHcsA: Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-resolved.service-wgHcsA': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-timesyncd.service-1vLCpk: Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-timesyncd.service-1vLCpk': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-colord.service-M2su41: Error opening directory '/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-colord.service-M2su41': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-colord.service-zPlm2z: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-colord.service-zPlm2z': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-rtkit-daemon.service-nn8vHs: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-rtkit-daemon.service-nn8vHs': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-fwupd.service-4y9y5r: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-fwupd.service-4y9y5r': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-timesyncd.service-gW3soH: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-timesyncd.service-gW3soH': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-resolved.service-ZGaNqX: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/systemd-private-bdf344a9b3b14e43a062622847c9d2ee-systemd-resolved.service-ZGaNqX': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/mkinitramfs_FJNyyu/var/cache/ldconfig: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/mkinitramfs_FJNyyu/var/cache/ldconfig': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/mkinitramfs_6DHTrf/var/cache/ldconfig: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/mkinitramfs_6DHTrf/var/cache/ldconfig': Permission denied
Sep 29 06:56:57 computer gsd-housekeepin[2637]: Failed to enumerate children of /var/tmp/mkinitramfs_WgThBv/var/cache/ldconfig: Error opening directory '/var/tmp/mkinitramfs_WgThBv/var/cache/ldconfig': Permission denie

Anders Hall (a.hall) on 2018-09-29
affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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