Unwanted reinstall

Hello there,

some time ago I recognized that the particle-agent is consuming 25% CPU-ressources.
I have tried to uninstall the agent as described in the reference:
sudo apt-get remove particle-agent
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/particle

after rebooting the pi, the agent is running again and at 25% load.
What can I do?

Linux raspi3 4.9.13-v7+ #972 SMP Sun Feb 26 20:27:50 GMT 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux

Thank you very much!

Kind Regards,

How did you determine that particle-agent is running after uninstalling it?

I’m using “top”.

I’m not sure what’s going on here. The particle-agent process is not supposed to use much CPU. If you have firmware that runs in a tight loop it could use 100% of one core which looks like 25% CPU resources on a Raspberry Pi 3 since it has 4 cores. The name of the firmware process is firmware.bin.

You can try installing the agent again and doing just the sudo apt-get remove particle-agent line, then reboot.

Hey together,

I’ve found the root-cause:
the SD-Card is broken.
I don’t know why the OS did not recognise it, but it looks like the uninstall never happend on the drive.