[CentOS] cupsd takes 100% of cpu

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 17:00:10 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Dan Halbert <halbert at everyzing.com> wrote:
> I have never been able to get cups to work properly since CentOS 4.x (and am
> now on 5.2).
> When I try to "service start cups", cupsd immediately starts taking 100% of
> the cpu. Attaching strace to it shows no system calls happening. I have
> tried uninstalling and reinstalling cups to get fresh config files. My
> printers.conf is empty.
> This is on a completely updated x86_64 CentOS 5.2 desktop system running
> gnome. There are no local printers attached the the box. We have a couple of
> networked HP printers and a Canon. I have not added any of these printers to
> the configuration. A lot of Googling has not turned up any help. Have you
> seen this problem? Any suggestions?

Is that a problem with the 64 bit version of CUPS? There is no problem
with the 32 bit version of CUPS. I have it
running on my desktop, without any problems. And, it runs on GNOME
without any problems. Will the 32 bit version of CUPS
run on your box?

cupsd (pid 2232) is running...

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