CPU temp

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Sat May 16 17:35:54 UTC 2009

Pastor JW wrote:
> It has always been easy in Kubuntu to change the CPU frequency by just right 
> clicking the battery icon and setting the CPU policy but that is not the 
> problem at all.  The problem is a program all of a sudden taking 100 % of the 
> CPU and not letting go.  Dropping to "powersave" did not stop the problem 
> although it did get the temperature of the CPU down to 79C.  To stop it 
> required a reboot, then the temp came back down to the normal after a minute 
> or so.  However, for no apparent reason, about two hours later it all 
> happened again.  Again, according to top, it is python taking 100 % of CPU. 
> and again the only way to stop it is to reboot.  The logs do not tell me what 
> is going on.  Or at least I find no mention of python.  

Instead of rebooting you can try killing the python process that goes to 
100% with kill + the process pid (kill -s KILL pid if the process is 
obstinate and won't die with a simple kill).

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