gst-plugin-scanner hangs, eating CPU time

Bug #1286751 reported by martin suc on 2014-03-02
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Hi,

gst-plugin-scanner is eating 100% CPU time which leads to unusable Ubuntu. It appears couple of times daily.
(My guess is that it is causing by application firefox , skype , totem , nautilus ).

Ubuntu 13.10

apt-cache policy libgstreamer0.10-0
libgstreamer0.10-0:
  Installed: 0.10.36-1.2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.10.36-1.2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.36-1.2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.10.36-1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages

apt-cache policy libgstreamer1.0-0
libgstreamer1.0-0:
  Installed: 1.2.0-1
  Candidate: 1.2.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.2.0-1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.6-1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages

dpkg -l gstreamer*plugins* | grep ^ii
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad:amd64 0.10.23-7ubuntu2 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse 0.10.21-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set (Multiverse Variant)
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:amd64 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:i386 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu1 i386 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer helper programs from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-dbg:amd64 0.10.36-1.1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:amd64 0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu3 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:i386 0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu3 i386 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly:amd64 0.10.19-2 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set
ii gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad:amd64 1.2.0-3ubuntu5 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:amd64 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer helper programs from the "base" set
ii gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:amd64 1.2.0-1ubuntu1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly:amd64 1.2.0-1 amd64 GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set

ls -lA `sudo locate gst-plugin-scanner`
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 u1 ajbos 6240 Mar 22 2013 /home/u1/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 u1 ajbos 5544 Mar 22 2013 /home/u1/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 u1 ajbos 6240 Mar 22 2013 /home/u1/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime.old/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 u1 ajbos 5544 Mar 22 2013 /home/u1/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime.old/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5564 May 7 2013 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6288 May 7 2013 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer0.10/gstreamer-0.10/gst-plugin-scanner
   # -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6288 Oct 1 21:58 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer1.0/gstreamer-1.0/gst-plugin-scanner

Only help is:
killall -9 gst-plugin-scanner
(but it appears again sometimes.)

I have attached:
gst-inspect-1.0 > ~/gst-inspect-1.0.log
gst-inspect-0.10 > ~/gst-inspect-0.10.log

Kind Regards,
Martin

martin suc (martin-suc) wrote :
martin suc (martin-suc) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Coya DeBrojara (coyadebrojara) wrote :

The same problem.
Ubuntu 16.04, linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64

n0PxN0p (n0pxn0p) wrote :

Confirming after upgrade to 16.04 4.4.0-34-generic x86_64 just now.

no longer affects: gstreamer1.0
aid (sevalevik) wrote :

Ubuntu 17.10, только что установленная. И тоже самое после обновления. gst-plugin-scanner (PID 3696) потребляет 100% процессорного времени, что приводит к зависанию Ubuntu.
Зависает после того как кликнешь в настройки. Это справа, вверху гаечный ключ с отвёрткой

Coya DeBrojara (coyadebrojara) wrote :

The same problem with process gst-plugin-scanner: eating cpu (~100%)/system freezing (for about 10-15 seconds, when system starts). Fresh installation.
gstreamer1.0 - 1.14.1-1ubuntu1~ubuntu18.04.1
ubuntu 18.04.1 x86_64 4.15.0-33-generic (i7-7700HQ / NV GTX1050Ti / 16GB RAM)

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