[SATLUG] Overactive polkitd on Debian laptop

Frank Huddleston fhuddles at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 23:22:27 CDT 2015


Greetings,

  Lately I've noticed periodic little spikes in CPU usage on my Debian
laptop. Looks like it's mostly polkitd, but I'm also seeing
periodic runs of  dbus-daemon and console-kit-daemon.
It's not crippling my system, but it's obvious that something isn't
running the way it should.
Here's some output from dbus-monitor --system --profile:
sig 1434341955 11762 2 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus NameAcquired
sig 1434341955 39423 17115
/org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
org.freedesktop.UPower.Device Changed
sig 1434341955 39469 17116 /org/freedesktop/UPower
org.freedesktop.UPower DeviceChanged
sig 1434341955 48850 67830 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
...
sig 1434341955 188675 67837 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 216220 67838 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 232047 1286519 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionAdded
sig 1434341955 249317 67839 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 254159 67840 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 260671 1286522 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionRemoved
sig 1434341955 273859 1286525 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionAdded
sig 1434341955 277641 17118
/org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
org.freedesktop.UPower.Device Changed
sig 1434341955 277673 17119 /org/freedesktop/UPower
org.freedesktop.UPower DeviceChanged
sig 1434341955 285892 67841 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 293648 67842 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 295574 1286528 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionRemoved
sig 1434341955 303538 67843 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
...
sig 1434341955 444628 67850 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 458694 1286587 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionAdded
sig 1434341955 474148 67851 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 481321 67852 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 486105 1286590 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionRemoved
sig 1434341955 500353 1286593 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionAdded
sig 1434341955 511660 67853 /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus
NameOwnerChanged
sig 1434341955 517542 1286596 /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Seat1
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Seat SessionRemoved
sig 1434341956 250269 1158203 /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority
org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority Changed
sig 1434341956 255987 1158204 /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority
org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority Changed
sig 1434341956 256011 1158205 /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority
org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority Changed
...
sig 1434341956 256106 1158213 /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority
org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority Changed
sig 1434341956 261481 1158214 /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority
org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority Changed

I don't know what to make of this. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks,

Frank Huddleston


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