Is this a hal bug?
wa1ter at myrealbox.com
Wed Aug 29 16:54:16 PDT 2007
I'm having an annoying problem with hald_addon_storage (hal-0.5.9)
that I'd like your opinion on.
I have an older HP CD burner which is becoming flakey: I'll be
listening to an audio CD when the CD player will suddenly go
schizo and be unable to continue reading -- I suspect overheating
because the CD case is very hot to the touch.
Anyway, when this happens hald_addon_storage starts consuming all
the available CPU cycles which brings the machine almost to a halt.
If I'm very patient I can eventually kill the hald_addon_storage
process and the machine returns to normal again.
Obviously, hal is not responsible for making the CD burner flakey,
but I do think hal could handle the problem more gracefully.
Any thoughts would be welcome.
BTW, I'm running gentoo linux with their most recent 2.6.22 kernel
on an ASUS A7V8X mobo.
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