Strange 100% CPU state after 2005022[3|4] updates

Rodd Clarkson rodd at
Fri Feb 25 04:21:36 UTC 2005

Every now and again my CPU goes into a 100% usage state after recent
rawhide updates (last two days).

IN one case I couldn't figure out what was causing it and had to
shutdown anyway, so just turned the system off.

In another, I tried killing gnome-vfs-daemon, gnome-settings-daemon,
nautilus, gamin and finally stopped it killing gnome-panel.

in both cases I don't know what triggered it, but the usage was roughly
30-40% user, 60-70% system.

Just now I've discovered I can trigger a similar state as follows:

1. Open Applications > Accessories > Dictionary
2. Type Role into the Word field and hit enter
3. Click on the hyperlink Roll (this should bring up the meaning of

Doing this sends my CPU 100% (about 30% user and 70% system)

Closing the Dictionary fixes this immediately.

Is anyone else seeing this (I'll file a bug report if so, or if someone
tells me) and has anyone got any ideas why?


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