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    Default Process rpm using CPU

    After last weeks "big" update, the process rpm has started to use allot of CPU.
    I try to kill it, but it just restart.

    I tought rpm is a manual executed command. So how do i get rid of it?

    But can anyone explain this:
    :~>ps -aux | grep rpm
    :~>root 23553 105 0.4 44416 18420 ? RN 13:59 0:00 rpm -e kernel-default-4.17.14-1.2.x86

    Does it try to remove an old Kernel?

    Tubleweed 20181009
    Kernel: 4.18.12-1-default
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    Ronny Simonsen
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    Default SOLVED (Re: Process rpm using CPU)

    Ok, i think i found the problem.

    It seems that there was some problem in purging old kernels. I don't use Virtualbox on this computer, but it is installed. I had several times uninstall Virtualbox, but after some updates it back again. I now uninstall Virtualbox AGAIN and its kernel and now the rpm-process is gone.

    Also the service purge-kernels.service is now not running. Seems to be completed.

    Now im happy again :-)
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    Default Re: Process rpm using CPU

    Yes, you were probably seeing the purge-kernels service in action.

    Whenever there's a kernel update (which is often for Tumbleweed), the purge-kernels will activate on the next boot, and it will run "rpm" commands to remove older kernels. That can take a while, and some CPU cycles. It removes the old kernel, and related kernel-devel, kernel-source, etc.
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