I am not sure whether it’s a bug or not, but this is one of the problem which is seeing in a lot of ubuntu systems. I looked around and found that the main cause for this is the filesystem getting filled up. Once the filesystem is full, then this process starts and start hogging the CPU completely. Running the “top” command will confirm you this, as this process will be running on top of everything and will be eating 100% CPU.

The simple fix for this issue is to run the following commands:

# rm -rf ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata
# pkill gvfsd-metadata

This should fix the issue and your system will return to the normal state.

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