Process usr/sbin/portcommunicationserviced is taking too much memory 229%

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PS: Ubuntu 14.04 with i3wm window manager.


  • I have uploaded the clear image which is screenshot of running htop. – RATS May 27 '15 at 12:18
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    Which package does this file belong to? (run dpkg -S /usr/sbin/portcommunicationserviced) It does not seem to come with any official Ubuntu package, at least according to Ubuntu packages. It is also not part of i3. Can you please check if the problem persists when using other window managers? Also, do you have this problem immediately after booting/login or does it take some time? – Adaephon May 28 '15 at 12:47
  • epson-port-communication-service: /usr/sbin/portcommunicationserviced – RATS May 28 '15 at 12:53

It happened to me after installing an Epson driver. Solved removing it:

apt-get remove epson-port-communication-service

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