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0008474Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2024-06-14 15:14
Reporterfancy Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionopen 
Summary0008474: Error in kernel version 6.5.3 - scsi_eh_1 generates high CPU load

I just upgraded Kali from kernel version 6.4.0 to version 6.5.3.
The problem is that process scsi_eh_1 is generating a high CPU load.

The problem is described here:

And the fix here:[email protected]/




2023-09-25 08:49

reporter   ~0018504

Bug described also here:



2023-09-28 18:05

reporter   ~0018516

I can confirm, I have exactly the same problem. CPU hast a permanent load of 58 to 60%, after upgrade from 6.4.0 to 6.5.3



2023-09-29 06:21

reporter   ~0018517

Seems to be an issue with optical devices, If you use VMware and there's an optical device configured (CD/DVD rom), delete it or change its setting (virtual device node) from IDE to SCSI.
That helped for me.



2023-10-03 15:23

reporter   ~0018526

Last edited: 2023-10-03 15:46

My experience on this topic turns out that when you install kali purple on a clean VM, it is installed with kernel 6.3 but when you apply the command sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y the system updates to kernel 6.5, generating a conflict of performance (system slowness), use four types of solutions:
1.- within the VM in advanced options choose kernel 6.3 instead of 6.5
2.- remove the CD/DVD device from the VM to use kernel 6.5
3.- if we need to use the CD/DVD then change the CD/DVD configuration from IDE to SATA or SCSI to use the 6.5 kernel
4.- do not update the system so that it only works with kernel 6.3 while they correct the problem

The solution I used was 2, and the system runs smoothly for me, the tests I did were in VMWare 17 and VirtualBox with Kali Purple and Parrot systems giving the same readability result, which were solved with what I mentioned above.



2024-06-14 15:14

administrator   ~0019434

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
2023-09-25 08:39 fancy New Issue
2023-09-25 08:49 fancy Note Added: 0018504
2023-09-28 18:05 cohst Note Added: 0018516
2023-09-29 06:21 fancy Note Added: 0018517
2023-10-03 15:23 defxsec Note Added: 0018526
2023-10-03 15:30 defxsec Note Edited: 0018526
2023-10-03 15:46 defxsec Note Edited: 0018526
2024-06-14 15:14 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0019434
2024-06-14 15:14 g0tmi1k Status new => closed