Hi,
i ahve a SLES 10 SP4 box where/usr/lib64/zmd/parse-metadata is making high cpu. The complete commandline is:
/usr/lib64/zmd/parse-metadata /var/lib/zmd/zmd.db yum https://nu.novell.com/repo/$RCE/SLES10-SP4-Updates/sles-10-x86_64 /var/cache/zmd/web/files/nu.novell.com/repo/$RCE/SLES10-

Code:
vm58820-1:~ # rpm -qf /usr/lib64/zmd/parse-metadata
libzypp-zmd-backend-7.1.1.0_2.17-0.8.15
I don't find any related cronjob, and /etc/init.d/novell-zmd is deactivated, although zmd is running and listening:
Code:
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:2544          0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      3424/zmd
What is the prupose of zmd ? I remember that in the beginning it was very disliked, Suse had a lot of trouble with it, and i think it's discontinued. I can't remember using it anytime. I do all software management (installing, updating) with zypper.
Do i need the zmd packages ?
Code:
vm58820-1:~ # rpm -qa|grep -i zmd
zmd-inventory-7.3.0-0.4.27
libzypp-zmd-backend-7.1.1.0_2.17-0.8.15
zmd-7.3.0.0-0.20.1
Why is it causing high cpu although i don't find a cronjob ? I didn't realize it before, the system is running fine for years. But i just migrated it to a vm and now it's a bit slow.

Bernd