gnome-keyring-daemon maxing out CPU

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gnome-keyring-daemon maxing out CPU

Post by phil.e » 2020/09/10 17:01:11

I'm getting several users having an issue with ssh freezing on them when they first log on in the morning - i.e. they try to initiate an ssh session somewhere and it just hangs. If they reboot everything works fine for the rest of the day, but the same problem happens the next morning.
It appears to be related to the gnome-keyring-daemon. If you check the processes on one of these machines, the gnome-keyring-daemon will be maxing out the CPU. If you kill the process, everything seems to work fine after that.
I found a suggestion online to remove the execute bit from /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon (chmod -x /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon). I tested it first on my own workstation to see if it broke anything, and, so far, ssh seems to work normally.
Before I go implementing this trick to a bunch of other users, is there any risk in this move? Does it affect anything else if this daemon isn't running?

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