[cvsnt] cvslockd constantly at 8% CPU with Linux kernel 2.6.23

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Dec 13 01:56:34 GMT 2007

Andreas Tscharner wrote:
> Hello World,
> I have just installed kernel 2.6.23 and noticed that the cvsnt lock 
> daemon constantly needs 8% CPU as top shows. This behavior didn't show 
> up under kernel 2.6.22 (I would have noticed, because I have the wmtop 
> docklet in WindowMaker). This is (of course ?!) under NO load at all, 
> see netstat -a:

This is possibly a kernel bug - the app simply sits in select (with a 1 
second timeout).  You should be able to see what's happening with ltrace 
- it should be idle 99% of the time.

Have you asked on LKML to see if anyone else has observed similar behaviour?


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