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I've notice many people reporting this problem and I'm suffering from it too on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using GVFS for android support, but I rarely connect to any GVFS devices yet this problem appears all the time.

TOP:

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
32100 ea        20   0 38700 2872 2412 S  102  0.1  25:57.01 gvfs-afc-volume    
 6775 ea        20   0  2848 1172  880 R    6  0.1   0:00.05 top                
    1 root      20   0  3748 1992 1292 S    0  0.1   0:06.86 init    
(rest are idle)

I kill the process and everything is fine, but it seems to happen about once or twice an hour. I haven't seen anything in particular that triggers it. Often I'm just programming with no audio apps running (audio is muted too) or USB activity.

I saw this bug report https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=679988 but nothing is happening there.

I could install cpulimit, but I want to try to fix the issue. Does anyone know what to do? Is there any way to disable this process and what would it harm?

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