It's happening me to me in ubuntu 16.10 after a day of uptime maybe...
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initctl continuously takes 100% of CPU
Status in upstart package in Ubuntu:
Many programs are fairly slow to start on my computer, despite it
being relatively new (core i5). Suspecting a heavy CPU usage, I
started gnome-system-monitor: all processes were displayed at 0% CPU,
but the overall load was 1.33; 1.33; 1.34.
Using the "top" command, however, revealed the real CPU use, with the
"initctl" process taking 100%CPU, even 1 hour after startup.
I upgraded to roaring ringtail before checking this but the symptoms
were the same with quantal quetzal, so there is a fair chance the
causes were identical.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: upstart 1.8-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Apr 28 13:04:05 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-15 (133 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
root=UUID=fa624f8f-d9d0-4b09-af8b-88b106aaaf5b ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-28 (0 days ago)
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