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[Bug 1403653] Re: Kworker takes 100% CPU after installing OSX Yosemite upgrade


Affects Xenial on MacbookPro mid 14

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  Kworker takes 100% CPU after installing OSX Yosemite upgrade

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Bug description:
  When running on a Macbook Pro Retina that has had its OSX install
  upgraded to Yosemite, a kworker process constantly takes 100% CPU.

  When grepping for large values in  /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts, this
  one stands out:

  /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe66: 2510732   enabled

  Trying to disable it with

  echo disable > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe66

  makes the CPU load go away.

  This will also prevent installation of Ubuntu, because if you try to
  install when kworker is running causes ubiquity to hang while trying
  to format the disk.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: linux-image-3.16.0-28-generic 3.16.0-28.38
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-28.38-generic 3.16.7-ckt1
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-28-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  jpakkane   2346 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jpakkane   2346 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Dec 17 23:36:32 2014
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-12-17 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro11,1
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-28-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=7196f220-ff77-4982-bfc1-03506a8013f7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.16.0-28-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.16.0-28-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.138
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/29/2014
  dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: MBP111.88Z.0138.B11.1408291433
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
  dmi.board.name: Mac-189A3D4F975D5FFC
  dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.board.version: MacBookPro11,1
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: Mac-189A3D4F975D5FFC
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP111.88Z.0138.B11.1408291433:bd08/29/2014:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro11,1:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-189A3D4F975D5FFC:rvrMacBookPro11,1:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-189A3D4F975D5FFC:
  dmi.product.name: MacBookPro11,1
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

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