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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008025Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2023-05-31 14:56
ReporterZambieslar Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.3 
Summary0008025: Kworker kernal process seems to cause high CPU usage

Kworker kernel process causes high single core CPU usage. It seems to have something to do with the USB kernel modules. Running "sudo rmod xhci_pci" causes high CPU usage to stop, but I am unable to use any USB devices. Perf logs are attached to the case.

Plugging in a USB device seems to resolve the issue until the device is unplugged. Unplugging the USB device causes the CPU usage to spike back up to 100% on core 2.

Device: Lenovo Yoga 7I
CPU: 11th gen i5
Version: Kali Linux
Kernel: 5.19.0-kali2-amd64

Steps To Reproduce

No reproduction as of yet. The issue is persistent only on my laptop.

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has duplicate 0008033 closedsteev Kworker kernal process seems to cause high CPU usage 




2022-10-29 01:54

manager   ~0017017

This is something that should be reported to the kernel bugzilla, as we do not touch the usb subsystem with any of our patches.



2022-10-29 14:13

reporter   ~0017019

Thanks for your timely response Steev! Could you link that forum for me?



2022-10-29 18:50

manager   ~0017021



2023-05-31 14:56

administrator   ~0018077

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-10-27 04:05 Zambieslar New Issue
2022-10-27 04:05 Zambieslar File Added: report
2022-10-29 01:54 steev Note Added: 0017017
2022-10-29 14:13 Zambieslar Note Added: 0017019
2022-10-29 18:50 steev Note Added: 0017021
2022-10-31 08:35 YOSMAR Issue cloned: 0008033
2022-10-31 21:57 steev Relationship added has duplicate 0008033
2023-05-31 14:56 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018077
2023-05-31 14:56 g0tmi1k Status new => closed