[Bug 373273] [NEW] HARDY -- Pidgin uses 100% CPU, cannot be killed with kill -9

ichudov igor at chudov.com
Thu May 7 14:20:47 UTC 2009


Public bug reported:

This is a Ubuntu Hardy machine. Pidgin, after running for a while, goes
in an infinite loop and uses 100% CPU. While in this state, it cannot be
killed with kill -9 and cannot be straced (strace attaches, but reports
nothing).

~#  cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.24-23-server (buildd at palmer) (gcc version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu3)) #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 22:22:14 UTC 2009

top - 09:17:43 up 9 days, 18:54, 38 users,  load average: 54.85, 54.94, 54.91
Tasks: 388 total,   3 running, 384 sleeping,   0 stopped,   1 zombie
Cpu(s):  7.1%us,  9.5%sy,  0.0%ni, 82.2%id,  1.1%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.1%si,  0.0%st
Mem:  16634444k total, 13733928k used,  2900516k free,   348100k buffers
Swap: 19535000k total,    40052k used, 19494948k free,  8177812k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                      
13718 myuserid    20   0 3069m 2.5g  18m D  200 15.8   1824:31 pidgin               

root at mypc:~# kill -9 13718
root at mypc:~# kill -9 13718
root at mypc:~# kill -9 13718

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu May  7 09:18:42 2009
Dependencies:
 
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux.list]
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: linux-meta
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-server i686

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: apport-bug

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HARDY -- Pidgin uses 100% CPU, cannot be killed with kill -9
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/373273
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