My ubuntu environment is the below

$ uname -a
Linux jae-pc 5.4.0-33-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 21 12:53:59 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/lsb-release 

After recent update, my notebook's fans began to run loudly.

So I checked processes, woopsie-upload-all process consumes a core 100%.

I disabled the bug report ("Send error reports to Canonical") feature, but it doesn't 100% prevent woopsie-upload-all process running. Sometimes the process starts by itself and doesn't stop...

Where should I check to prevent run woopsie-upload-all elsewhere?

And it seems woopsie-upload-all has some bugs


2 Answers 2


You probably have some processes creating crash-reports with large files. Look in /var/crash/ if there are some big crash-reports. When those are being uploaded to canonical it can produce a high system load.

On my system I had a 361MB file:


So baloo, the kde search-assistant created a problem.

I don't need baloo on my Ubuntu system (it was installed as a dependency packet when I installed KDE dolphin) so I disabled it with

balooctl disable                  # stops the service
rm -rf .local/share/baloo/        # removes the index files; they can be several GB

and delete the crash reports with

sudo rm /var/crash/*baloo*
  • I was able to delete the crash file while whoopsie was still using 100% CPU and that "fixed" it. This happens rarely so I am happy with that solution. Thanks for posting the details I needed.
    – rob
    Commented Mar 21 at 9:31

Uninstall the whoopsie and apport services. These are crash reporting services which can face issues.

sudo systemctl stop apport
sudo systemctl stop whoopsie 
sudo systemctl disable apport
sudo systemctl disable whoopsie
sudo apt-get remove apport whoopsie
  • 4
    This is not a solution, it is just a workaround and probably hides the real problem. Usually you want to keep error reporting on so problems on your system become visible.
    – rubo77
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 1:43

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