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process "v86d" taking 99% cpu

Postby pindar on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:46 pm

Hi,

I installed LMDE 201303. There was a small bug in the installation (after writing fstab, I couldn't click the "forward" button), but I'm now booted into my system, and most things appear to work well. One thing that was a bit bizarre: there was a mysterious process "v86d" which took 97–99 % of my cpu. Even after some searching on the web, I couldn't figure out what I did, so I just tried and killed it manually. The system seems unaffected, and the process hasn't come back to haunt me, but I was wondering – does anyone know what it is and why it misbehaves?
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Re: process "v86d" taking 99% cpu

Postby zerozero on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:06 pm

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zerozero@solydk ~ $ apt show v86d
Package: v86d
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 0.1.10-1
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Maintainer: Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 102 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.5), libx86-1 (>= 0.99-1)
Recommends: initramfs-tools
Conflicts: v86d
Description: daemon to run x86 code in an emulated environment
 v86d provides a backend for kernel drivers that need to execute x86 BIOS code.
 The code is executed in a controlled environment and the results are passed
 back to the kernel via the netlink interface.
 
 v86d is needed by the uvesafb kernel module.
Homepage: http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/uvesafb/


it's only needed by plymouth when running live, you can safely remove it after installation
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Re: process "v86d" taking 99% cpu

Postby pindar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:06 am

Thank you for the info, I will remove the package then!
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