emcp_xcrypt process consuming large amounts of CPU and memory 100%


Follow these steps as a workaround:

1. Halt the currently running process with kill -9 <pid no. >

2. Prevent the emcp_xcryptd daemon from coming back up on a reboot before the next reboot.

Edit the file /etc/PowerPathExtensions which contains these lines:


Remove the last two lines, save the file.

NOTE: Do NOT comment out the lines with #. The last two lines must be removed entirely. Using # to comment out the lines will prevent PowerPath from configuring devices upon reboot.

3. Remove the following line from /etc/inittab and save the file:
rcxcrypt:2:wait:/etc/rc.emcp_xcryptd xcrypt_rc >/dev/null 2>&1