[arch-general] Way too much kworkers
LANGLOIS Olivier PIS -EXT
olivier.pis.langlois at transport.alstom.com
Tue Oct 1 16:42:29 EDT 2013
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arch-general [mailto:arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org] On Behalf
> Of Karol Blazewicz
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Dimitris Zervas <dzervas at dzervas.gr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've googled a bit and saw that other people have this problem too,
> > but without solution.
> What do these processes do? Slow down you computer, eat up RAM ...?
If I'm not mistaken, kworker is a kernel task used to defer work from interrupt handlers into a task context.
There used to be 1 kworker per cpu but workqueue design has changed. You can learn by reading Documentation/workqueue.txt in the kernel documentation package.
Usually, kworkers are used by device drivers, you could maybe check if downgrading your kernel helps and narrow down the issue to a particular release.
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