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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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