Curiosity Killed the Cat

R. David Whitlock ryandav at
Mon May 1 08:58:42 PDT 2000

I'm not sure I've been following the thread here, but my roommates
computer was going through something similar, and he's had a lot of
hardware problems that have been practically impossible to solve. For
some reason, sometimes after startup, the machine wouch have one or two
processes go out of control and suck up all of the processor, making
everythin slower to respond. Sometimes the process was klogd (the kernel
logging daemon which reports errors), and sometimes it was one the
libraries you metioned below. I haven't been abel to figure out what
caused the problem, the machine has a lot of bad juju going on with it,
muching hard disks and bus errors with the like. We're now down to
replacing various components to see if some part is sending out bad vibes
or something (the new-age spiritualist does computer work, he he he...)


On Mon, 1 May 2000 andrew at wrote:

> I've seen the same thing on my system. What prompted me to

> look at the processes was really slow GUI response time.

> 'top' was showing these processes to be eating up CPU cycles.

> I killed both processes and everything was back to normal.


> I don't know where the processes came from, but I had assumed

> they were left over from some failed ftp attempts that I had

> started while trying to talk to a new machine on the LAN.


> Andrew


> // ...

> //

> // I get these lines when I type ps -axl. That looks like a shared library, and I

> // don't think there should be two processes running it with the same user and tty,

> // but I'm not sure. Just a question for the sake of curiousity....

> //

> // Benjamin

> //

> //

> // 000 501 695 1 16 0 30964 19752 - R tty1 644:47 /usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib/ --library-p

> // 000 501 4622 1 16 0 21076 11196 - R tty1 442:19 /usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib/ --library-p

> //


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