Since yesterday, my Ubuntu desktop fan has gone berserk. So I turned it off. I thought it would kill what ever causing it. Today, I turned it on again and the fan still goes wild. So I ran top and found that a process called errors-monitoring is using 800% of my CPU! How can I find out what causes the error that make this program go crazy?

I've reviewed the log but didn't find anything suspicious.

Updated: Here is the picture. enter image description here

Updated 2: Here is the picture of the system monitor's property of the process. enter image description here

It seems to relate to docker.

  • It's showing 800% because you have 8 CPU's running at 100%. I googled errors-monitoring and there are no exact hits. Are you sure the spelling is exactly that? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Aug 7 '17 at 16:42
  • Hi. Thanks for helping. 'top' only shows 'error-monitori' but 'ps ax' shows 'error-monitoring' for the same PID. I am not sure about 's' after error; I will check when I can and will get back to you (should be in about an hour). Thanks again. – NawaMan Aug 7 '17 at 17:21

One way to find more information about the process is via System Monitor:

System MonitorProcesses[Right-Click]Properties

  • Please see the picture in the updated. Thanks for helping. – NawaMan Aug 8 '17 at 5:20
  • I'm not that familiar with Docker (it's on my to-learn list). I would suggest submitting a new question about it. – SamWN Aug 8 '17 at 9:44

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