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Subject???UNSURE??? Re: Unwanted activation of root-processes getting highly activated
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The listed processes becoming highly active themselves got started by khreadd.

Hi,
Firejail must have caused the high activity.
Whenever I stop it (process firejail), they lower to origin.
Regards

On 10/9/21 7:15 AM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 05:04:55PM +0000, secret wrote:
>> Date: 08.10.2021
>>
>> Subject/Betreff: Unwanted activation of root-processes reading and writing
out
>> the whole SSD/harddrive ! / Kernel-5.4.134 (pclos, AppArmor / Tor
(OpenSuSE)
>> usw. etc.: Freigabe von Informationen, Ausführen von Code mit höheren
>> Privilegien und beliebiger Kommandos in Linux, Erzeugung, Lesen und
>> Überschreiben beliebiger Dateien
>>
>> Hi, Greg, dear Linux experts and friends,
>>
>> this is one of the most dangerous and worst things, Linux can happen!
>> Refering to the actual kernel 5.4.134 ( now up to the actual version
5.4.151
>> and higher, additional remark from 10.08.2021), there still is a problem
with
>> unexpectedly activated, highly active root-processes (making the tower-LED
>> causing readwrites onto harddiscs and making the SSD/harddrive blink
serious-
>> madly hard for about up to 20 minutes). The whole SSD/harddrive seems to
get
>> read out and overwritten!
>>
>> The unwanted, highly by tor (pclos, mga7) resp. firejail activated kernel-
>> root-processes are named
>>
>> kworker/u2:1-kcryptd/253:2 (escpecially this one, CPU: gt; 10%)
>> kworker/0:1H-kblockd
>> dmcrypt_write/2 and
>> jbd2/dm2--8
>
> Activity by these kernel threads indicate that some userspace program
> running on your system is reading (and in the case of the
> dmcrypt_write and jbd2 kernel threads, writing) data to your hard
> drive. They are a symptom, not the cause of whatever is causing the
> large amount of activity on your SSD/hard drive.
>
> It is not something that can be "patched" in the kernel. It is an
> indication of some program (or possibly malware) running on your
> system is doing a lot of file I/O.
>
> It is possible that as a result of some web site that you visited, it
> is causing the web browser ("firejail", which sounds like the firefox
> browser running some kind of security sandbox) to do a lot of I/O. So
> the first thing you might try is to exit the web browser and see that
> causes the I/O to abate. If it does, and if it starts up again when
> you start the web browser and the web browser is not open on any web
> pages, then you might have some misbehaving browser extension that
> somehow got installed, and you might want to try clearing your browser
> profile and uninstalling all of your browser extensions.
>
> If exiting the browser does not cause the SSD/HDD activity to stop
> within half a minute or so, then some other userspace program must be
> causing it. It is possible that this might be some background system
> indexing (for example, rebuilding the locatedb), although normally if
> you've left the system up at night, this sort of activity is done when
> the system is idle typically in the wee hours of the morning.
>
> But it is also possible that you have some kind of malware installed
> on your system, in which case the only good solution is to reinstall
> it. In any case, this is not something that kernel developers can
> help you with. Perhaps if there is a local Linux User's Group that
> you can contact for more assistance, they can help you. If not,
> you'll need to find someone who can help you with Linux system
> administration.
>
> Cheers,
> - Ted

Hi,
Did you try any of what Ted suggested?
and what happened when you did that?

--
~Randy

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