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GZIP process killing CPU

I have a process on my Smart-1 50 device called gzip that is killing cpu usage. I just recently enabled Identity Awareness on a firewall cluster in my development environment. This just so happens to occur after enabling the IA blade. I'm not sure if one has to do with the other but it just seemed to be a odd circumstance. What exactly does the gzip process do and how can I get it to stop jamming the cpu?

The Smart-1 50 is running GAIA r77.30

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

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Can't you still deeper using PID number of gzip and tar to see what files are actually written?

For example

ps aux | grep <pid>

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I've seen gzip spike when a corefile is being compressed on the box.

Can you check the following directory for recent coredumps:

  • /var/log/crash
  • /var/log/dump/usermode
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Output of command pstree may be useful as well, to see which process is parent process or whatever called gzip.

and now to something completely different
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