journald 100% CPU and fill the drive

Bug #1498381 reported by Yvan Masson on 2015-09-22
This bug affects 3 people
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systemd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Sometimes journald takes 100% of the CPU and fill my drive entirely in a few minutes if I don't stop it.

It began just after Ubuntu 15.04 installation, stopped a few months ago, and re-appeared yesterday.

If I look in /var/log/syslog, I get thousands of messages repeating these two lines :

gnome-session[1671]: page: Error: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/cm/cmr10.tfm: File corrupted, or not a TFM file
gnome-session[1671]: page: Warning: font `cmr10' not found, trying metric files instead

If I restart journald (sudo systemctl restart systemd-journald), the problem disappears.

Do not hesitate to ask if I can provide more information.

Thanks for your time and work,

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: systemd 219-7ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-28.30-generic 3.19.8-ckt5
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Sep 22 11:04:35 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-11 (102 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-28-generic root=UUID=96529e88-e0e5-455c-acb1-f1a906022ab4 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: systemd
UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 03/10/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: M76 Ver. 01.02 2270
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 81.27
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrM76Ver.01.02:bd03/10/2015:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBookFolio1040G2:pvrA3008C510003:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn2270:rvrKBCVersion81.27:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2
dmi.product.version: A3008C510003
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Yvan Masson (yvan-masson) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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