NSCD eating up 50 % of CPU


OpenSuse 11.1, KDE 4.2, HP Pavilion DV6500T.

My fan is running hot, heavy, and uninterrupted. Ksysguard shows that nscd is using 50 % of CPU load (or 100 % of one of two CPUs). I don’t really have much running.

What’s the cause of this? I am going to reboot, but want to understand this in case if crops up again.


  • mazibuko,

if this doesn’t happen frequently, don’t bother, just restart it. As root, run rcnscd restart and see if it goes away.



Thanks, good to know it’s nothing serious. Rebooting fixed it, so will just restart as suggested if it happens again.