Pkg-Static causes 100% CPU utilization



  • Hi all

    I have been using pfSense for a while without any issues. However today the system died on me and I had to reset it.

    After the reset, I noticed that my CPU utilization was unusually high. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the command "pkg-static update -f" is causing constant 100% utilization of one of the CPU cores:

    ID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND
    36277 root 103 0 12344K 7356K CPU1 1 11:11 99.85% pkg-static update -f

    Disabling the Dashboard auto-update check as well as numerous reboots have not been able to change this.

    I found an old thread here - but it did not offer a solution: https://forum.netgate.com/topic/121465/pkg-static-100-cpu

    Can anyone please help?

    Thanks in advance



  • Interestingly enough, after about 15 mins at 100% utilization, the process is no longer running and CPU utilization now back to normal

    I still find it a bit strange the the update process would fully utilize the CPU for such a long time

    Anyone else had similar experience?