(d-logind) process consumes 100% CPU

On a droplet with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS there’s a “(d-logind)” process in “top” which is consuming 100% CPU all the time. What is this process, and what causes this CPU usage?

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Hi @rwaple41,

This process is related to systemd-logind. This is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for: Keeping track of users and sessions, their processes and their idle state.

Which makes your issue all the weirder. Having said that, I tried to troubleshoot it a bit. I couldn’t find anything specific without knowing the exact issue. As such, I’ll recommend checking your journal log to see the exact errors that are being experienced:

journalctl -xe

From there we can see what further needs to be done.

Regards, KFSys