dstiles - 11:23 pm on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yep. Brilliant feature. Or at least, it was.
Just been looking into a 20% CPU activity on an idle machine. Looked at it several times over the years but this time I deliberately followed it up. Turns out it's been known about since at least 2007 on all versions from (I think) dapper up. Dump the System Monitor / Resource tab that displays the activity and the load's below 1%. They seem to have JUST pushed this fault into High status but I'm not expecting it to be fixed any time soon.
I LIKE ubuntu. I just wish there was better control over some of its foibles. :(