[Systems] sh process eating 100% cpu on newpootle

Bernie Innocenti codewiz at google.com
Fri Aug 16 00:40:04 EDT 2013

Hello Aneesh,

I found that newpootle was burning 100% cpu due to a process called
simply 'sh', owned by www-data.

Initially I suspected someone had broken in, but after investigating it
more I got convinced that this is just a bug in Pootle when spawning
some script. I've now killed the errant process, but please keep an eye
on the machine and try to figure out what's triggering it.

Bernie Innocenti | Search Infrastructure | +1-77422-68060

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