Having an issue with CentOS 5.1 - after install there is a process called nash-hotplug that is running and consuming 100% of one of my CPU cores (QuadCore Xeon CPU). Seems to be a 'nice' process as it steps out of my way when other apps need all the CPU, but I am struggling to understand what it is. According to the manpage nash is a script interpreter, but that doesn't translate easily into what nash-hotplug would do.
A search around the usual places turned up a lot of people having this issue in Xen environments, but that doesn't apply to me, running standard CentOS 5.1 kernel 2.6.18-53.1.21.el5. The only "fix" I see is adding 'pkill -9 nash' to my /etc/rc.d/rc.local.
Anyone have some input on this?? What IS nash-hotplug and why is it there on a non-xen system?? I can't remove nash because of dependency issues - specifically mkinitrd!
-Thanks in advance for any help!