rhel6: dbus-daemon and udisks-daemon consuming CPU when USB drive is plugged to the non UTF-8 system

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • System freezes with high load average.
  • dbus-daemon and udisks-daemon consuming lots of CPU.
  • Issue occurs on non UTF-8 system.
 1578 dbus      20   0 22564 2112  780 S 31.6  0.0  46:14.10 dbus-daemon                                   
 4130 root      20   0 40732 2992 2240 R 19.7  0.0  28:42.05 udisks-daemon
  • Lots of messages as below captured in ~/.xsession-errors file.
(nautilus:6380): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: New owner :1.55 for volume monitor org.gtk.Private.GduVolumeMonitor connected to the bus; seeding drives/volumes/mounts

(gnome-panel:6379): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: invoking List() failed for type GProxyVolumeMonitorGdu: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)
  • Problem is seen when USB drive is plugged in to the system before logging in to gnome session.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • gnome-disk-utility-2.30.1-2.el6
  • non UTF-8 locale

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